The Journal of American Culture
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In Hitchcock and Humor: Modes of Comedy in Twelve Defining Films , distinguished film scholar Wes D. Gehring seeks to fill in what he sees as a gaping hole in Hitchcock criticism. That is the need for an in‐depth analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's love of many types of humor, and how, and why, he felt them essential to his filmmaking. Gehring sees humor as central to Hitchcock's artistic vision, not as an afterthought, as he contends most other scholars do. Gehring emphasizes that his mission is not to denigrate any critic, or critical approach. Instead, he seeks to bring attention to Hitchcock's use of humor, so as to let all lovers of Hitchcock's art decide for themselves how important humor is to experiencing a Hitchcock film.
American Film Studies
Hitchcock and Humor: Modes of Comedy in Twelve Defining Films. Gehring, Wes D., McFarland and Company, 2019.
The Journal of American Culture, 43(2),