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Camille Paglia: Women & Magic in Hitchcock

Writer Camille Paglia offers a beginners' guide to Hitchcock at the start of a lecture on the director's complex portrayal of women. In just 13 minutes she covers his reputation, his relationship with actors, his command of film language and his alleged misogyny, by way of Beckett, Freud and Frank Sinatra. A renowned social critic, Paglia is the author of the BFI Film Classic on The Birds (1963) and has contributed to our 39 Steps to the Genius of Hitchcock compendium.

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