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This year, we're delighted to screen 43 films directed by the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock!
Starting with his silent films in Britain and navigating his career via The 39 Steps, Rear Window, Psycho and beyond, this epic retrospective is perfect for Hitchcock newbies and aficionados alike.
We've teamed up with Swinburne's School of Media and Communications to present some special introductions by Swinburne lecturers before the following Hitchcock films:
Dr. Dan Golding – DIAL M FOR MURDER (18 Nov)
Dial M For Murder was the only Alfred Hitchcock production shot for and intended to be seen in 3D. By the time of the film’s release in 1954, however, the 3D fad was over and the film’s third dimension was largely left unseen – until recently. In this introduction, Dr Dan Golding will walk audience’s through the film’s fascinating production and legacy.
Dr. Liam Burke – REAR WINDOW (25 Nov)
Released in 1954, Rear Window, like many Hitchcock films, was an adaptation of a little known short story. Ahead of this week’s screening Dr Liam Burke will chart how Hitchcock transformed Cornell Woolrich’s 11-page mystery into one of his most celebrated and heavily emulated films.
Dr. Eloise Ross – THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (23 Dec)
Hitchcock’s second attempt at The Man Who Knew Too Much is a triumph of the director’s musical and auditory sensibilities, as well as a thorough amalgamation of his favourite themes: the wrong man, the blonde, murderous intrigue, and an exotic locale (Morocco). In this pre-screening talk, Dr Eloise Ross will introduce audiences to the spectacle of this Hitch classic.
Dr. Jessica Balanzategui – FRENZY (17 Feb)
Hitchcock’s final British film - and his return to the country that propelled him to fame after four decades in Hollywood - would prove to be among his darkest and most thrilling. In this introduction, Dr Jessica Balanzategui will contextualise this classic tale of ‘The Necktie Strangler’.
Tickets available via the session times listed below.