“Hitchcock and the Censors” &
“Alfred Hitchcock: The Legacy of Victorianism”
Two Hitch Books for Two Lucky Winners!
CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be celebrating October with two books about the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock!
That said, we’ll be 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, each winner will win both books!
In order to qualify to win this Hitchcock Prize Package via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, October 30 at 6PM EST.
We will announce our two lucky winners on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub on Sunday, October 31, around 9PM EST. And, please note that you don’t have to have a Twitter account to enter; just see below for the details.
So, to recap, there will be TWO WINNERS, chosen by random, and each winner will win BOTH of these books:
And now on to the contest!
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 6PM EST
1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post.
2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message*:
Just entered to win the “Hitchcock and the Censors” and “Alfred Hitchcock: The Legacy of Victorianism” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @KentuckyPress & @ClassicMovieHub – Two lucky winners will win both books #EnterToWin here: http://ow.ly/83Gj50GkDZE
What is your favorite film by Hitchcock and why? And, if you’re not familiar with his work, why do you want to win these books?
*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
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About the Books:
Hitchcock and the Censors: Author John Billheimer traces the forces that led to the Production Code and describes Hitchcock’s interactions with code officials on a film-by-film basis as he fought to protect his creations, bargaining with code reviewers and sidestepping censorship to produce a lifetime of memorable films. Despite the often-arbitrary decisions of the code board, Hitchcock still managed to push the boundaries of sex and violence permitted in films by charming — and occasionally tricking — the censors and by swapping off bits of dialogue, plot points, and individual shots (some of which had been deliberately inserted as trading chips) to protect cherished scenes and images. By examining Hitchcock’s priorities in dealing with the censors, this work highlights the director’s theories of suspense as well as his magician-like touch when negotiating with code officials.
Alfred Hitchcock: The Legacy of Victorianism: This provocative study traces Alfred Hitchcock’s long directorial career from Victorianism to postmodernism. Paula Cohen considers a sampling of Hitchcock’s best films — Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho — as well as some of his more uneven ones — Rope, The Wrong Man, Topaz — and makes connections between his evolution as a filmmaker and trends in the larger society.
Please note that only United States (excluding the territory of Puerto Rico) and Canada entrants are eligible.
And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase them on amazon by clicking below:
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub