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Lesley Brill

Lesley Brill is the author of The Hitchcock Romance (Princeton, 1988) and John Huston's Filmmaking (Cambridge, 1997). He teaches film studies at Wayne State University, Detroit.

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Spellbound: Love and Psychoanalysis
Among Hitchcock’s fans, the director’s use of MacGuffins is well known. In lionless Scotland, a MacGuffin is a lion-trap. In a Hitchcock film, it’s the mystery to be solved (or the fugitive’s innocence to be proved) that provides an excuse fo…

By Lesley Brill