Film Criticism is a peer-reviewed, online publication bringing together scholarship in the field of cinema and media studies since 1975. Volume 47 • Issue 1, October 2023 features an article by Professor Eugenie Brinkema.
Not Done Being Over: Death and the Trouble with Understatement
Abstract: The paradox of The Trouble with Harry: While Hitchcock dubbed it an exercise in “understatement,” the film turns on the hyperbolic insistence of the corpse at its center. Contravening the unmoved narrative and indifferent or irritated characters, the movements of cinematic form alone propose an ethical stance towards the dead.