Making Light of the Dark: Understanding the World of His Girl Friday

  title={Making Light of the Dark: Understanding the World of His Girl Friday},
  author={James Walters},
  journal={Journal of Film and Video},
  pages={102 - 90}
The Meaning of Worlds IN THE FINAL SENTENCE OF A STUDY OF PERFORMANCE in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Andrew Klevan makes claim for a particular achievement of the film's cast, whereby "they embrace [the plot's] linearity to create other dimensions, seamlessly, so that straightforward narratives become worlds" (102). Although focused closely on the special intricacy of the central performances in Hitchcock's film, Klevan's remark holds further value for the broader study of… Expand
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Small World, on Deborah Thomas Beyond Genre: Melodrama, Comedy and Romance in Hollywood Films
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