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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...

The Evolution of the Shower Scene

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...I can hear them scream when I’m making the picture.The shower scene is the culmination of Hitchcock’s pure cinema. He poured everything he knew about mise-en-scene and montage into this scene. In addition, he complemented the art...

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...

Homage

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.In his essay that concludes A Casebook on Psycho (2004), author/editor Robert Kolker discusses the paradox of Psycho. It is “a film so grim and dark . . . a film that takes . . . [the...

Introduction

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

...They say that inside every fat man is a thin man trying desperately to get out. Now you know that the thin man is the real Alfred Hitchcock.Alfred Hitchcock, from “After-Dinner Speech” at the Screen Producers Guild Dinner, Los Angeles...

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...

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...

The First Time

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

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...I vividly remember a Saturday matinee in 1960 when two girlfriends and I spent much of the screening with our eyes shut listening to the music and to the audience’s screams as we tried to guess when we might venture to look again...

Joseph Stefano

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

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...Joseph Stefano with Hitchcock during the writing of Psycho given to author by Joseph StefanoJoseph Stefano worked as a writer in both film and television. His most famous film work is Psycho, but he also did the autobiographical screenplay...

Hilton Green

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Hilton Green, assistant director of Psycho, with the author. The Psycho knife is on the wall. personal collection of the authorHilton Green was born into the film industry. His father was a director and his mother was the silent film star...