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Author Callahan, Dan, 1977- author.

Title The camera lies : acting for Hitchcock / Dan Callahan
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 251 pages) : illustrations
Contents Naughty boys and The pleasure garden -- The mountain eagle and The lodger -- Six more in silence : The ring, Downhill, The farmer's wife, Easy virtue, Champagne, The Manxman -- Blackmail -- Juno and the Paycock, Murder!, Mary, Elstree calling, The skin game -- Rich and strange, Number 17, Waltzes from Vienna -- The man who knew too much, The 39 steps, Secret agent, Sabotage -- Young and innocent, The lady vanishes, Jamaica Inn -- Rebecca, Foreign correspondent, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Suspicion -- Saboteur, Shadow of a doubt, Lifeboat, Spellbound -- Notorious, The Paradine case, Rope, Under capricorn, Stage fright -- Strangers on a train, I confess -- Dial M for murder, Rear window, To catch a thief, The trouble with Harry, The man who knew too much -- The wrong man, Vertigo, North by northwest, Psycho, The birds, Marnie -- Torn curtain, Topaz, Frenzy, Family plot, AFI award
Summary Alfred Hitchcock once famously remarked, "Actors are cattle." In The Camera Lies, Dan Callahan uncovers the sophisticated acting theory that lay beneath the director's notorious indifference towards his performers, spotlighting the great performances of deceit and duplicity he often coaxed from them
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 26, 2020)
Subject Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980 -- Criticism and interpretation
Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980.
Motion picture acting -- History -- 20th century
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Motion picture acting.
Motion picture actors and actresses.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Great Britain.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019048686
ISBN 0197515339