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Shadow of a Doubt

Diane Negra


This book redresses the deficit of sustained critical attention paid to Shadow of a Doubt even in the large corpus of Hitchcock scholarship.  Analyzing the film’s narrative system, issues of genre, authorship and social history, knowledge and epistemology, homesickness and “family values,” it shows how impeccable narrative structure is wedded to radical ideological content.  In a related way it illustrates how the film’s terrors have to do with the punishing effects of looking beyond conventional family and gender roles.  Finally it understands Shadow as an unconventionally female-centered Hit ... More

Keywords: Family Romance, Female Gothic, Feminism, 1940s Cinema, Hitchcock, Homesickness, Consensus Culture, Film Noir, Homefront Cinema, Vampires in Cinema

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781800859302
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800859302.001.0001


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Diane Negra, author

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