Hitchcock’s Sabotage: Film as Terrorism

Notes on the Uncurrent Cinema

Oscar Homolka in Alfred Hitchock’s Sabotage.

As compulsively watchable as it is, Hitchcock’s Sabotage makes a real hash out of Conrad’s The Secret Agent–that prescient novel which so accurately predicted the ways in which radical underground groups could be penetrated and manipulated by intelligence agencies into doing the repressive work of the state.

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Jeffrey St. Clair is editor of CounterPunch. His most recent book is An Orgy of Thieves: Neoliberalism and Its Discontents (with Alexander Cockburn). He can be reached at: sitka@comcast.net or on Twitter @JeffreyStClair3

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