Alfred Hitchcock has directed some of the most iconic and enjoyable films in cinema history. Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint scrambling across Mt. Rushmore. Jimmy Stewart leaping into San Francisco Bay. Anthony Perkins welcoming Janet Leigh to the Bates Motel…
In a career that spanned more than 50 years and included over 60 films, Hitchcock created unforgettable moments of suspense, romance, and horror. The length of his career and his ability to control the production of his films mean that many of his works display similar visual and narrative elements and explore recurring themes such as criminality, guilt, and mistaken identity. The remarkable longevity and consistency of Hitchcock’s career have inspired critics, fans, and film scholars to develop new approaches to analyzing his films, from the “auteur” theory advanced by French filmmakers in the 1960s to more recent frameworks that focus on voyeurism and sexuality.
This Learning Beyond the Classics series explores Hitchcock films and offers a deep dive into the fascinating world around them. The films include those that are known and loved, as well as films that have not screened yet publicly at the Center. The screenings are organized into four modules that cut across different time periods and production circumstances:
- Crimes and Criminals,
- Women, Guilt, and the Law,
- Men, Conscience, and Complicity, and
- Spies and Spycraft
The broad survey will allow great insight into how Alfred Hitchcock influenced Hollywood, art cinema, film theory, various genres, and more.
Only $28 for the entire series!
Wednesdays at 7:30 P.M.
January 16–April 24
at the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Tickets for this series are no longer available.
About Learning Beyond the Classics
Learning Beyond the Classics is a venture that brings the film studies classroom experience to the general public. The series includes a weekly reading, recorded lectures on the films you can listen to at your leisure, and a discussion after each film. All are welcome to sign up for the series. Come to explore and appreciate classic films at a new level.
Dr. Susan Ohmer is an associate professor in Notre Dame’s Film, Television, and Theatre Department and The William T. Carey and Helen Kuhn Carey Chair in Modern Communication. After receiving her doctorate from New York University, her research has focused on the industrial and organizational aspects of media companies and has appeared in journals including Film History and various other anthologies.
Ricky Herbst is the Cinema Program Director at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. A graduate of Notre Dame, Yale Law School, and the University of Cambridge, Ricky remains interested in how the law and media—particularly film—have been used, sometimes in conjunction, both to bring together and segregate populations.