Hitchcock and the Censors
We have SIX Books to Give Away this month
John Billheimer meticulously catalogs the filmmaker’s battles with the censors, both mischievous and profound, in fantastically readable fashion.”― Eddie Muller, Film Noir Foundation founder, and TCM Host
It’s time for our next book giveaway contest! CMH is very happy to announce that we will be giving away SIX COPIES of Hitchcock and the Censors by John Billheimer, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky, from now through July 13.
In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, July 13 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick a winner on six different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.
- June 8: One Winner
- June 15: One Winner
- June 22: One Winner
- June 29: One Winner
- July 6: One Winner
- July 13: One Winner
We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub, the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner on Sunday June 9 at 9PM EST on Twitter. And, please note that you don’t have to have a Twitter account to enter; just see below for the details…
And now on to the contest!
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, July 13 at 9PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…
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” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @KentuckyPress & @ClassicMovieHub
Why do you love most about Hitchcock and/or his films?
*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 Book: In 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 ofdialogue, 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.
Click here for the full contest rules.
Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.
And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).
And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase the on amazon by clicking here:
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub