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Contents Acknowledgments Being Alfred Hitchcock Part I The Mystery of Everyday Life 1. Sabotage: Chaos Unleashed and the Impossibility of Utopia WILLIAM A. DRUMIN 2. Shadow of a Doubt: Secrets, Lies, and the Search for the Truth ANGELA CURRAN 3. Rope: Nietzsche and the Art of Murder SHAI BIDERMAN and ELIANA JACOBOWITZ Part II Horrors Without End 4. Psycho: Horror, Hitchcock, and the Problem of Evil PHILIP TALLON 5. The Birds: Plato and Romantic Love RAJA HALWANI and STEVEN JONES 6. Featherless Bipeds: The Concept of Humanity in The Birds SCOTT CALEF 7.. Hitchcock's Existentialism: Anguish, Despair, and Redemption in Breakdown SANDER LEE Part III The Reeling Mind 8. Vertigo and the Pathologies of Romantic Love NOEL CARROLL 9. Vertigo: Scientific Method, Obsession, and Human Minds DAN FLORY 10. On Being Mr. Kaplan: Personal Identity in North by Northwest STEVEN W. PATTERSON 11. Ethics or Film Theory? The Real McGuffin in North by Northwest THOMAS E. WARTENBERG Part IV Hitchcock's Ethical Dilemmas 12. Liberalism Adrift in Lifeboat RANDALL E. AUXIER 13. Why Be Moral? Amorality and Psychopathy in Strangers on a Train STEVEN M. SANDERS 14. Rear Window: Hitchcock's Allegory of the Cave MICHAEL SILBERSTEIN 15. Rear Window: Looking at Things Ethically AEON J. SKOBLE Part V What's It All About, Alfred? 16. Plot Twists and Surprises: Why Are Some Things Improbable? KEVIN KINGHORN 17. The Hitchcock Cameo: Aesthetic Considerations JASON HOLT 18. Knowing When to Be Afraid: Rationality and Suspense CATHERINE JACK DEAVEL and DAVID PAUL DEAVEL 19. Shadow of a Doubt and Marnie: Entries into a Mind ROBERT J. YANAL Cast and Crew Index
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Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980 -- Criticism and interpretation.