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Frenzy

Ian Cooper

Abstract

Frenzy (1972) was Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film, and arguably one of his most misunderstood and neglected. Whereas even Psycho (1960) did eventually become respectable — indeed, it is a good contender for the most admired of the Master's films — Frenzy still remains problematic for many. While Raymond De Foery makes his feelings clear in the title of his book, Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece, Hitchcock's controversial biographer Donald Spoto calls the film ‘repulsive’ and ‘a closed and coldly negative vision of human possibility’. Frenzy is perhaps Hitchcock's most nakedl ... More

Keywords: Alfred Hitchcock, autobiographical film, British cinema, Frenzy, oeuvre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325369
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325369.001.0001

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Ian Cooper, author

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