Hitchcock Spy Movies from a Historical Perspective with Kim Putland!

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Hitchcock Spy Movies from a Historical Perspective with Kim Putland!

Hitchcock Spy Movies were the topic of a thesis by Kim Humphries Putland. We discuss how Hitchcock integrates world events into these movies.

Today we have with us, Kim Humphries Putland who has written a remarkable treatise on Alfred Hitchcock’s spy and espionage genre movies, integrating the current world events into the treatment and unfolding stories in these special movies – history affects the Hitchcock spy movies!

You can find Kim’s thesis here.

Kim’s podcast is called As Told By Hollywood.

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In this episode, we discuss how Hitchcock used current events and wove them into each of his spy movies which are:

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (both the 1934 and 1956 versions)
  • The 39 Steps
  • Secret Agent
  • Sabotage
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Sabateur
  • Notorious
  • North by Northwest
  • Torn Curtain
  • Topaz

 


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