Author Archive for: ‘Murray Pomerance’

Hitchcock’s cryptonymies.

Tom Cohen, Hitchcock’s cryptonymies. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005. (In two volumes) Vol. I, Secret Agents, 284pp, ISBN: 0 8166 4206 0 (pb) US$25 Vol. II, War Machines, 300pp, ISBN: 0 8166 4171 4 (pb) US$25 (Review copies supplied by University of Minnesota Press) “Blinded” or Blinded It happened in October of 1999 that I was unable to attend a certain …

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Three Small Gestures

A general understanding of the gesture – its ideal proportion, the conventions and parameters of its normal usage, its relation to or putative origin in expression and feeling – is pointedly reflected in Hamlet’s address to the Players, who are preparing, he fears, to overdo it: Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounc’d it to you, trippingly on …

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Vertigo Again

What e’er thou hearest or seest, stand all aloof. Romeo and Juliet v.3 Prelude We have all worried through this labyrinth many times. And virtually every scholar who really cares about Hitchcock has found a vertiginous minotaur. All of this worrying-through has to be taken as part of the record now. I will speak for myself. When in 2002 I …

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