Category Archives: Hitchcock

Two elements each of these seminal horror movies since 1960 have in common, Part II.

“I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face.”  – Wes Craven  Part one of this article can be found here. As far … Continue reading

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Two elements each of these seminal horror movies since 1960 have in common, Part I.

“Horror stories give us a way of exhausting our emotions around social issues, like a woman’s right to an abortion, which I always thought was the core of ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ or the backlash against feminism which I always thought was … Continue reading

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The audience’s perspective: North By Northwest and dramatic irony.

“It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.” -Carl Jung Much discussion has been given to the function of the main character’s perspective, what the Dramatica theory of story would consider the influence … Continue reading

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