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Rabid (1977)

Directed by

David Cronenberg

Written by

David Cronenberg

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...Hilly Country Road ‒ Day A large, black, powerful-looking motorcycle waits propped up on its center stand on the gravel shoulder of a deserted country road. The gold lettering on its tank and side covers identifies it as a Norton Commando...

Shivers (1975)

Directed by

David Cronenberg

Written by

David Cronenberg

Screenplay

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...Starliner Towers Apartment Complex ‒ Morning Starliner Towers is seen in LS through the windshield of a moving car. The car approaches the complex and stops near the main doors of the West Tower. Out of the car climb Kresimir and Benda...

Appetite and temporality in Rear Window: Another aspect of voyeurism

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Is there no change of Death in Paradise? Does ripe fruit never fall? Wallace Stevens, “Sunday Morning”In the sixty years since its release, Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) has assumed its place in the canon of Hollywood romantic...

The Hitchcock cameo: Fat self-fashioning and cinematic belonging

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...At the height of his popularity, Hitchcock was perhaps as renowned for the cameo appearances he made in his films as he was for the films themselves. While the cameos went largely unremarked by American audiences in the 1940s, by the early...

Sporting Pleasures: The Body as Aesthetic Surface

Samantha Colling

Samantha Colling is Lecturer in Film and Media at Manchester School of Art and Research Degrees Development Tutor in the Arts and Humanities Graduate School, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction In the previous chapter I pointed out that the Cinderella character-icon’s quest is to gain visibility and celebrity. Celebrity is constructed in these films as the key means to substantiate social identity, a way of acquiring...

Childhood and the challenge of fat masculinity

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...I have rather a placid personality and I think I take after my mother in that respect. We both have what used to be called the cottage-loaf figure—a big oval, and on top of that is stuck a smaller oval.H. E. F. Donohue, “Remembrance...

The pleasures and pangs of Hitchcockian consumption

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...People say, “Why don’t you make more costume pictures?” Nobody in a costume picture ever goes to the toilet. That means, it’s not possible to get any detail into it. People say, “Why don’t you make a western?” My answer is, I don’t know how...

Hitchcock’s Hollywood diet

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Alfred Joseph Hitchcock’s 1939 relocation from his native London to Los Angeles set the stage for a surreal indoctrination into a culture he had only glimpsed through the refractions of the silver screen. Signing with SIP meant much more...

Epilogue

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Hitchcock and his works continue to experience life among generation Y and beyond, though it is admittedly disconcerting to walk into an undergraduate lecture hall and see few, if any, lights go on at the mention of his name. Disconcerting...

Hitchcock and the queer lens of fatness

Casey McKittrick

Casey McKittrick is an Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He regularly teaches courses in Film Interpretation, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, African American Literature, and American Literature surveys. He has published essays in The Velvet Light Trap, the anthologies Writing as Re-Vision and Porn and Philosophy, and reviews in several film and gender studies journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hitchcock’s Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The previous chapter demonstrated that Hitchcock’s flamboyant anti-child stance, articulated in his public persona and in his representational strategies of children in film, may signify a strong desire to be read as conforming...