File spoon-archives/film-theory.archive/film-theory_2003/film-theory.0303, message 16


Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 13:36:06 +1000
Subject: Hitchcock


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To: "Film Theory - group messages" <film-theory-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu>
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2003 2:32 PM
Subject: Hitchcock and Schopenhauer (who? why?)

>And Hitchcock never puts deviants down, or pities them. In
>a way, he's too cruel and honest for that. I think he was very daring.
>He's suggestive, in so many places. That's what I really like about
>those films.

>From his earliest films, throughout his career, I considered Hitchcock a
genius.
But never thought of  the philosophical content and relevance to Wagner,
Kant or Schopenhauer.  Some may consider this off-topic with respect to film
technique but more explanation of the above point of view would be
interesting

HB




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