Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan (But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock)
With contributions from Pascal Bonitzer, With contributions from Miran Božovič, With contributions from Michel Chion, With contributions from Mladen Dolar, With contributions from Fredric Jameson, With contributions from Stojan Pelko, With contributions from Renata Salecl, With contributions from Alenka Zupančič
A Verso book
Hitchcock gets onto the analyst’s couch in this extraordinary volume of case studies.
Hitchcock gets onto the analyst’s couch in this extraordinary volume of case studies. The contributors bring to bear an unrivaled enthusiasm and theoretical sweep on the entire Hitchcock oeuvre, analyzing movies such as Rear Window and Psycho. Starting from the premise that ‘everything has meaning,’ the authors examine the films’ ostensible narrative content and formal procedures to discover a rich proliferation of hidden ideological and psychic mechanisms. But Hitchcock is also a bait to lure the reader into a serious Marxist and Lacanian exploration of the construction of meaning.
An extraordinary landmark in Hitchcock studies, this new edition features a brand-new essay by philosopher Slavoj Žižek, presenter of Sophie Fiennes’s three-part documentary The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema.
Contributors: Pascal Bonitzer, Miran Božovič, Michel Chion, Mladen Dolar, Fredric Jameson, Stojan Pelko, Renata Salecl, Alenka Zupančič and Slavoj Žižek.
- August 2010
- 6.1 × 9.3 in
/ 304 pages
- Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies and the Philippines.
Also by Slavoj Zizek