Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Jonathan Goldberg
Publsiher: arsenal pulp press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN: 155152483X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train Book Excerpt:

Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 thriller based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (author of The Talented Mr. Ripley) is about two men who meet on a train: one is a man of high social standing who wishes to divorce his unfaithful wife; the other is an enigmatic bachelor with an overbearing father. Together they enter into a murder plot that binds them to one another, with fatal consequences. This Queer Film Classic delves into the homoerotic energy of the film, especially between the two male characters (played by Farley Granger and Robert Walker). It builds on the question of the sexuality the film puts on view, not to ask whether either character is gay so much as to explore the queer relations between sexuality and murder and the strong antisocial impulses those relations represent. The book also includes a look at the making of the film and the critical controversies over Hitchcock's representations of male homosexuality. QUEER FILM CLASSICS is a critically acclaimed film book series that launched in 2009. It features twenty-one of the most important and influential films about and/or by LGBTQ people, made in eight different countries between 1950 and 2005, and written by leading LGBTQ film scholars and critics. Jonathan Goldberg is a professor at Emory University, where he directs the Studies in Sexualities program. He is the author of many books and editor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's posthumous 2012 book The Weather in Proust.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN: 0349004676
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train Book Excerpt:

The classic thriller behind the Hitchcock film, and Highsmith's first novel - soon to be remade by David Fincher, director of Gone Girl, with a screenplay by Gillian Flynn. By the bestselling author of The Talented Mr Ripley and Carol The psychologists would call it folie a deux . . . 'Bruno slammed his palms together. "Hey! Cheeses, what an idea! I kill your wife and you kill my father! We meet on a train, see, and nobody knows we know each other! Perfect alibis! Catch?''' From this moment, almost against his conscious will, Guy Haines is trapped in a nightmare of shared guilt and an insidious merging of personalities. 'The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer' The Times

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Gans Kolins
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-03-11
ISBN: 1329965043
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train Book Excerpt:

It was heart-rending. I had finished my meeting with a prospective customer and commuted back to my hometown trying to work a little on the train, but my attention, like everyone else's, was drawn to the young woman sitting on the other side of the aisle. She was averting her face, trying to look out of the window, but she was crying almost incessantly.

Strangers on a Train A Novel

Strangers on a Train  A Novel
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN: 0393867331
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train A Novel Book Excerpt:

"Strangers on a Train has lost none of its power to disturb…We will likely be reading Patricia Highsmith for the next one hundred years." —Paula Hawkins Just in time for the centennial celebration of groundbreaking noir fiction writer Patricia Highsmith comes a reissue of her propulsive, engrossing debut, Strangers on a Train, with a new introduction by best-selling author Paula Hawkins. Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno are passengers on the same train. Haines is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno a mysterious smooth-talker with a sadistic proposal: he’ll murder Haines’s wife if Haines will murder Bruno’s father. As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy finds himself trapped in Highsmith’s perilous world, where, under the right circumstances, ordinary people are capable of extraordinary crimes. The inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1951 film, Strangers on a Train launched Highsmith’s prolific career, proving her a master at depicting the unsettling forces that tremble beneath the surface of everyday life.

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith Book Analysis

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Publsiher: BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 2808015674
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith Book Analysis Book Excerpt:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Strangers on a Train with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith, which tells the story of two men whose lives become intertwined as a result of a chilling pact. Charles Anthony Bruno strikes up a conversation with the young architect Guy Haines and tells him that he can kill his wife, who he wants to divorce so that he can marry someone else, if Guy will kill Bruno’s father. Despite Guy’s reluctance, Bruno forges ahead with the scheme, drawing the two men ever deeper into a morass of guilt and paranoia. Strangers on a Train was Patricia Highsmith’s first novel, and its film adaptation by Alfred Hitchcock catapulted her to fame. Her reputation only grew with her subsequent novels, including the series of thrillers starring the charming murderer Tom Ripley. Find out everything you need to know about Strangers on a Train in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publsiher: Arrow
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN: 9781784876777
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stranger on a Train

Stranger on a Train
Author: Jenny Diski
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN: 1466853085
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stranger on a Train Book Excerpt:

The book about America de Tocqueville might have written had he spent some time in the nation's smoking sections Using two cross-country trips on Amtrak as her narrative vehicles, British writer Jenny Diski connects the humming rails taking her into the heart of America with the track-like scars leading back to her own past. As she did in the highly acclaimed Skating to Antarctica, Diski has created a seamless and seemingly effortless amalgam of reflection and revelation. Stranger on a Train is a combination of travelogue and memoir, a penetrating portrait of America and Americans that is at the same time an unsparing look in the mirror. Traveling and remembering both involve confronting strangers—those we have just met and those we once were—and acknowledging the play of proximity and separation. Diski has written a moving, courageous, and deeply rewarding book about who we are, and the landscapes through which we have passed to get there.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Craig Warner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780573019722
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train Book Excerpt:

Guy Haines and Charles Bruno meet on a train. Because they're strangers they can say anything they like to one another. Bruno proposes the perfect murder: he will kill Guy's unfaithful wife if Guy will kill his much-hated father. Guy never imagines Bruno is serious. But Bruno is deadly serious.

The Stranger on the Train

The Stranger on the Train
Author: Abbie Taylor
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN: 1476754977
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stranger on the Train Book Excerpt:

A mother’s worst nightmare: the subway doors close with her baby son still on the train. In this suspenseful debut novel, a woman goes to unimaginable lengths to get her child back. A struggling, single mother, Emma sometimes wishes that her thirteen-month-old son Ritchie would just disappear. Then, one quiet Sunday evening, after a sinister encounter on the London Underground—Ritchie does just that. Emma immediately reports his abduction to the police but there she faces a much worse situation than she ever imagined. Why do the police seem so reluctant to help her? And why do they think she would want hurt her own child? If Emma wants Ritchie back, she’ll have to find him herself. With the help of a stranger named Rafe, the one person who seems to believe her, Emma sets off in search of her son. She is determined to find Ritchie no matter what it takes…but who exactly is the real enemy here? "A heart-stopper” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) with dark twists and intertwining narratives, The Stranger on the Train is an unforgettable, “first-rate debut thriller” (Washington Post) that you will keep you guessing until the shattering finale.

It s a Print

It s a Print
Author: William Reynolds,Elizabeth Ann Trembley,Elizabeth Trembley
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780879726614
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s a Print Book Excerpt:

The mechanistic age of the twentieth century has required a mechanized medium for expression: the production of filmdependent from the start on machines such as cameras, projectors, lights, and now more heavily reliant on computers, sensitive films, miniaturization, and sophisticated sound recording devices - has flowered in this century not only as a means of popular entertainment, but as a critically acclaimed art form. These essays highlight true cinematic adaptations as completely different products from films based loosely on the gimmick or plot or character of a certain fiction.

A Hitchcock Reader

A Hitchcock Reader
Author: Marshall Deutelbaum,Leland Poague
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN: 1405155566
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hitchcock Reader Book Excerpt:

This new edition of A Hitchcock Reader aims to preserve what has been so satisfying and successful in the first edition: a comprehensive anthology that may be used as a critical text in introductory or advanced film courses, while also satisfying Hitchcock scholars by representing the rich variety of critical responses to the director's films over the years. a total of 20 of Hitchcock’s films are discussed in depth - many others are considered in passing section introductions by the editors that contextualize the essays and the films they discuss well-researched bibliographic references, which will allow readers to broaden the scope of their study of Alfred Hitchcock

The Technique of Film and Video Editing

The Technique of Film and Video Editing
Author: Ken Dancyger
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 509
Release: 2013-04-26
ISBN: 1136052828
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Technique of Film and Video Editing Book Excerpt:

The Technique of Film & Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Analyses of photographs from dozens of classic and contemporary films and videos provide a sound basis for the professional filmmaker and student editor. This book puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice. This new edition has been updated to include the latest advances in digital video and nonlinear editing and explores the new trend of documentary as mainstream entertainment, using films such as "Farenheit 9/11" and "The Fog of War" as examples.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Raymond Chandler,Czenzi Ormonde
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1950
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Motion picture plays
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Looking Awry

Looking Awry
Author: Slavoj Zizek
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1992-09-08
ISBN: 9780262740159
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking Awry Book Excerpt:

Slavoj Žižek, a leading intellectual in the new social movements that are sweeping Eastern Europe, provides a virtuoso reading of Jacques Lacan. Žižek inverts current pedagogical strategies to explain the difficult philosophical underpinnings of the French theoretician and practician who revolutionized our view of psychoanalysis. He approaches Lacan through the motifs and works of contemporary popular culture, from Hitchcock's Vertigo to Stephen King's Pet Sematary, from McCullough's An Indecent Obsession to Romero's Return of the Living Dead—a strategy of "looking awry" that recalls the exhilarating and vital experience of Lacan. Žižek discovers fundamental Lacanian categories the triad Imaginary/Symbolic/Real, the object small a, the opposition of drive and desire, the split subject—at work in horror fiction, in detective thrillers, in romances, in the mass media's perception of ecological crisis, and, above all, in Alfred Hitchcock's films. The playfulness of Žižek's text, however, is entirely different from that associated with the deconstructive approach made famous by Derrida. By clarifying what Lacan is saying as well as what he is not saying, Žižek is uniquely able to distinguish Lacan from the poststructuralists who so often claim him.

Hitchcock s Romantic Irony

Hitchcock s Romantic Irony
Author: Richard Allen
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780231135757
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s Romantic Irony Book Excerpt:

Is Hitchcock a superficial, though brilliant, entertainer or a moralist? Do his films celebrate the ideal of romantic love or subvert it? In a new interpretation of the director's work, Richard Allen argues that Hitchcock orchestrates the narrative and stylistic idioms of popular cinema to at once celebrate and subvert the ideal of romance and to forge a distinctive worldview-the amoral outlook of the romantic ironist or aesthete. He describes in detail how Hitchcock's characteristic tone is achieved through a titillating combination of suspense and black humor that subverts the moral framework of the romantic thriller, and a meticulous approach to visual style that articulates the lure of human perversity even as the ideal of romance is being deliriously affirmed. Discussing more than thirty films from the director's English and American periods, Allen explores the filmmaker's adoption of the idioms of late romanticism, his orchestration of narrative point of view and suspense, and his distinctive visual strategies of aestheticism and expressionism and surrealism.

Hitchcock s Music

Hitchcock s Music
Author: Jack Sullivan
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2006-12-01
ISBN: 0300134665
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s Music Book Excerpt:

"A wonderfully coherent, comprehensive, groundbreaking, and thoroughly engaging study” of how the director of Psycho and The Birds used music in his films (Sidney Gottlieb, editor of Hitchcock on Hitchcock). Alfred Hitchcock employed more musical styles and techniques than any film director in history, from Marlene Dietrich singing Cole Porter in Stage Fright to the revolutionary electronic soundtrack of The Birds. Many of his films—including Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho—are landmarks in the history of film music. Now author and musicologist Jack Sullivan presents the first in-depth study of the role music plays in Hitchcock’s films. Based on extensive interviews with composers, writers, and actors, as well as archival research, Sullivan discusses how Hitchcock used music to influence his cinematic atmospheres, characterizations, and even storylines. Sullivan examines the director’s relationships with various composers, especially Bernard Herrmann, and tells the stories behind some of their now-iconic musical choices. Covering the entire director’s career, from the early British works up to Family Plot, this engaging work will change the way we watch—and listen—to Hitchcock’s movies.

The Hitchcock Romance

The Hitchcock Romance
Author: Lesley Brill
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 0691218137
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hitchcock Romance Book Excerpt:

Was Alfred Hitchcock a cynical trifler with his audience's emotions, as he liked to pretend? Or was he a profoundly humane artist? Most commentators leave Hitchcock's self-assessment unquestioned, but this book shows that his movies convey an affectionate, hopeful understanding of human nature and the redemptive possibilities of love. Lesley Brill discusses Hitchcock's work as a whole and examines in detail twenty-two films, from perennial favorites like North by Northwest to neglected masterpieces like Rich and Strange.

The Analysis of Film

The Analysis of Film
Author: Raymond Bellour
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780253213648
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Analysis of Film Book Excerpt:

The Analysis of Film brings together the authors studies of classic Hollywood film. It is a book about the methods of close film analysis, the narrative structure of Hollwood film, Hitchcock's work and the role of women.

Moving Viewers

Moving Viewers
Author: Carl Plantinga
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2009-04-08
ISBN: 9780520943919
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moving Viewers Book Excerpt:

Everyone knows the thrill of being transported by a film, but what is it that makes movie watching such a compelling emotional experience? In Moving Viewers, Carl Plantinga explores this question and the implications of its answer for aesthetics, the psychology of spectatorship, and the place of movies in culture. Through an in-depth discussion of mainstream Hollywood films, Plantinga investigates what he terms "the paradox of negative emotion" and the function of mainstream narratives as ritualistic fantasies. He describes the sensual nature of the movies and shows how film emotions are often elicited for rhetorical purposes. He uses cognitive science and philosophical aesthetics to demonstrate why cinema may deliver a similar emotional charge for diverse audiences.

The Psychopath in Film

The Psychopath in Film
Author: Wayne Wilson
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780761813170
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychopath in Film Book Excerpt:

Declaring that movies grant psychopaths much more power and fascination than they deserve, Wilson (psychology, Stephen F. Austin State U., Nacogdoches, Texas) profiles the various types portrayed, beginning with the computer HAL in 2001. He also discusses evil's imperfections, breach of character, mood and circumstance, the power within, justice, and other aspects. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR