Hitchcock Presents….

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L-R: Jean Douchet and Robin Wood.

Academics and film critics have been analyzing Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Psycho since its release in 1960. Film critics, Robin Wood and Jean Douchet have both published extensively on the works of Hitchcock.

Wood’s essay, Psycho (1989) and Douchet’s, Hitch and His Public (1986) will be analyzed in terms of critical methods and procedures employed. Both critics discuss the importance of audience participation in the film and the distinct juxtaposition of elements that have become synonymous in Hitchcock’s films.

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