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George McCartney


George McCartney, a professor of English at St. John's College, is film editor for Chronicles.  He is the author of Evelyn Waugh and the Modernist Tradition (Transaction).

  • Alfred Hitchcock’s Empty Suit

    By George McCartney | August 28, 2017
    In 1939, a short, fat Englishman named Alfred Hitchcock arrived in Hollywood at the invitation of David Selznick. Impressed by Hitchcock’s work in British film, Selznick thought he would be perfect to direct Rebecca, starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.
  • The Entitled and the Deplorable

    By George McCartney | November 10, 2016
    As regards the recent battle between the Entitled and the Deplorable, I’m thrilled that Hillary Clinton lost but mildly terrified that Donald Trump won.
  • The Hypocritical Etiquette of Our Masters

    By George McCartney | August 29, 2016
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have reached such a fraught point in their campaigns that they’ve taken accusing one another of America’s unpardonable sin: Racism.
  • Ad majorem Dei gloriam

    By George McCartney | June 09, 2012
    I want to bring your attention to a new film, one that attempts to convey some genuine truths about religious faith and secular governance. My full review won’t appear until Chronicles’ August issue and, by that time, For Greater Glory may have left the theaters.
  • Bullseye!

    By George McCartney | June 01, 2012
    George McCartney reviews The Hunger Games, the first film adaptation of the popular youth fiction series by Suzanne Collins.

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