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The Genius of Hitchcock

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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

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Mon


Terry Ebinger 



Registration Closes On
Monday, March 2, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
2/10/2020 - 3/2/2020 Weekly - Mon 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Santa Rosa, Oakmont  Map, Room: Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Dr Terry Ebinger  ClassRoom