“Hitchcock and the Censors” &
“Alfred Hitchcock: The Legacy of Victorianism”
Two hitch books for two lucky winners!
CMH is excited to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time we’re celebrating October with two books about the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock!
Nevertheless we are giving away two books this month – Hitchcock and the censors by John Billheimer and Alfred Hitchcock: The Legacy of Victorianism by Paula Marantz Cohen. And yes, every winner wins both books!
To qualify for winning this Hitchcock Prize Package through this sweepstakes, you must complete the entry task below by. to lock Saturday, October 30th, 6:00 p.m. EST.
We announce our two lucky winners on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub on Sunday, October 31st, around 9:00 p.m. EST. Please note that you do not need to have a Twitter account to participate. See below for details.
To sum it up, there will be TWO WINNERS who will be chosen at random, and each winner will win BOTH of these books:
And now to the competition!
PARTICIPATION TASK (2-part) by Saturday, October 30, 2021, 6:00 p.m. EST
1) Answer the following question using the comments section at the bottom of this blog post.
2) then TWEET (not DM) the following message *:
Just entered to win “Hitchcock and the Censors” and “Alfred Hitchcock: The Legacy of Victorianism” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @KentuckyPress & @ClassicMovieHub – Two lucky winners win both books #EnterToWin here:
What’s your favorite Hitchcock movie and why? And if you don’t know his work, why would you want to win these books?
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Growing up in Hollywood with Victoria Riskin and William Wellman Jr .:
About the books:
Hitchcock and the Censors: Writer John Billheimer traces the forces that led to production code and describes Hitchcock’s interactions with code officials film by film as he fought to protect his creations, negotiated with code reviewers, and circumvented censorship to make films unforgettable for a lifetime to produce. Despite the code board’s often arbitrary decisions, Hitchcock still managed to break the boundaries of sex and violence allowed in movies by charming – and occasionally tricking – the censors and by sharing dialogue, plot points, and individual shots (some of which were deliberately used as trading chips) in order to protect cherished scenes and images. By examining Hitchcock’s priorities for dealing with the censors, this work sheds light on the director’s tension theories as well as his magical touch in negotiating with code officials.
Alfred Hitchcock: The Legacy of Victorianism: This provocative study traces Alfred Hitchcock’s long directing career from Victorianism to postmodernism. Paula Cohen is considering a selection of Hitchcock’s best films – Shadow of a doubt, rear window, dizziness, psycho – as well as some of its more uneven – Seil, the wrong man, topaz – and makes connections between his development as a filmmaker and trends in larger society.
Click here for the full competition rules.
Please note that only participants from the United States (excluding the territory of Puerto Rico) and Canada are eligible.
And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can buy it on Amazon by clicking below:
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub