Interpreting and Communicating the Results of Gender-Related Research

  • Peter Hegarty
  • Felicia Pratto

Warning! May Contain Spoilers

One of us (PH) recently saw Hitchcock’s (1959) North by Northwest for the first time. In the early part of this film, American intelligence agents talk about a spy that they have employed to trail Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant). Thornhill does not know he is being watched, only that he is on the run for his life for reasons he does not understand. He is also rapidly falling for Hitchcock’s obligatory blond beauty, Eve Kendal (Eva Marie Saint). Yet, strangely enough, Thornhill understood more of the reality constructed in this film than PH did; Thornhill at least knew that there were urgent life-threatening questions about reality to be answered. On the other hand, PH was looking for a [male] spy in the shadowy corners of train stations. Hence, his feeling that ‘I should have known all along’ when Hitchcock reveals that Kendal has been spying on Thornhill and falling in love with him at the same time.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Hegarty
    • 1
  • Felicia Pratto
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SurreyGuildfordEngland
  2. 2.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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