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Must We Kill the Thing We Love?: Emersonian Perfectionism and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock (Film and Culture)

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William Rothman argues that the driving force of Hitchcock's work was his struggle to reconcile the dark vision of his favorite Oscar Wilde quote, "Each man kills the thing he loves," with the quintessentially American philosophy, articulated in Emerson's writings, that gave classical Hollywood movies of the New Deal era their extraordinary combination of popularity and ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Columbia University Press
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