Alfred Hitchcock is recognized as a supreme technician of cinema and one of its most consistently entertaining showmen. Immerse yourself in his virtuoso genius as we study, watch, and discuss four renowned masterworks. Demystify his pragmatic, precise, and visionary approach; repeating stylistic motifs, cinematic innovations, psychological depths, dark humor, mythic storytelling, and reflections on filmmaking itself. Learn how Hitchcock conveys symbolic meaning through every detail of production. Deepen your film appreciation skills as we playfully unpack Hitch's signature themes and their hidden meanings. Dig into film studies with a passionate film scholar whose approach blends art, culture, history, psychology, myth, and metaphor. Join a warm and welcoming community having some serious moviegoing fun!
THE 39 STEPS - Wronged Men, MacGuffins, and Blondes / Marital Metaphors as Satirical Solutions
SHADOW of a DOUBT - American Innocence and Shadow / Twinning, Initiation, Separation
NOTORIOUS - Postwar Fated Union of Wounded Hearts / Fairy Tale Evils, Spells, Keys, and Castles
STRANGERS on a TRAIN - Charming Villain, Flawed Hero, Dark Twin / Wild Unleashed Id vs Polite Bland Civility