Writer in Berlin, Germany
“I see only from one point of view, but in my existence I am looked at from all sides” (Lacan, 1986, p. 72)
This stridently interdisciplinary study builds on recent postmodern advances in theatre, film, and media studies - in areas of identity, gender, and narrative.
The book locates Alfred Hitchcock - the dissembling urban ironist - within the Jacobean theatrical tradition. Comparative case study texts are Webster's The White Devil (1612) and Hitchcock's newly restored films, primarily VERTIGO (1958), Best Film, Sight and Sound 2012 Poll
The book further considers how and why Hitchcock - and VERTIGO in particular - has maintained his popularity since the 1983 restoration of that film.
The book is based on research at the Institute of Education, University College of London.
“Every breath you take, every move you make, Every bond you break, every claim you stake, I’ll be watching you. Oh can’t you see, you belong to me.” (The Police, 1983)