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The Resource Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the hermeneutic spiral, Robert J. Belton

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the hermeneutic spiral, Robert J. Belton

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Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the hermeneutic spiral
Title
Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the hermeneutic spiral
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Belton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a new approach to film studies by showing how our brains use our interpretations of various other films in order to understand Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. Borrowing from behavioral psychology, cognitive science and philosophy, author Robert J. Belton seeks to explain differences of critical opinion as inevitable. The book begins by introducing the hermeneutic spiral, a cognitive processing model that categorizes responses to Vertigo's meaning, ranging from wide consensus to wild speculations of critical "outliers." Belton then provides an overview of the film, arguing that different interpreters literally see and attend to different things. The fourth chapter builds on this conclusion, arguing that because people see different things, one can force the production of new meanings by deliberately drawing attention to unusual comparisons. The latter chapters outline a number of such comparisons--including avant-garde films and the works of Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch--to shed new light on the meanings of Vertigo
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Belton, Robert James
Dewey number
791.43/72
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Hermeneutics
Label
Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the hermeneutic spiral, Robert J. Belton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- The Hermeneutic Spiral -- Vertigo -- Forcing Insight with Sight and the Availability Heuristic -- Vertigo, Duchamp's Anemic Cinema and a Žižekian Brassiere -- Vertigo, Man Ray's L'Etoile de mer, and Flowers -- Vertigo, Kubrick's The Shining, Spellbound and Liberty -- Vertigo, Lynch's Twin Peaks and the Record Player -- Vertigo, Etrog's Spiral, The Shining and Traumatic Memory -- Vertigo, The Shining, Spatial Mental Models and the Uncanny
Control code
ocn994743099
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319551883
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994743099
Label
Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the hermeneutic spiral, Robert J. Belton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- The Hermeneutic Spiral -- Vertigo -- Forcing Insight with Sight and the Availability Heuristic -- Vertigo, Duchamp's Anemic Cinema and a Žižekian Brassiere -- Vertigo, Man Ray's L'Etoile de mer, and Flowers -- Vertigo, Kubrick's The Shining, Spellbound and Liberty -- Vertigo, Lynch's Twin Peaks and the Record Player -- Vertigo, Etrog's Spiral, The Shining and Traumatic Memory -- Vertigo, The Shining, Spatial Mental Models and the Uncanny
Control code
ocn994743099
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319551883
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994743099

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