SEPTEMBER FILM SERIES PICK: The Complete Alfred Hitchcock


A man running for his life from a crop duster. A pervy Jimmy Stewart watching his neighbors. These iconic scenes were visualized by one man; an overweight, patronizing Brit whose name is synonymous with nail biting suspense. Alfred Hitchcock is nearly unavoidable when discussing great cinema, his narrative and technical innovation amazed then and still influences filmmakers to this day. For the rest of the month classics and work from his earlier years will be screened at the Harvard Film Archive, all in their original 35mm format. The month begins with the lesser known Murder!, where a juror who has second thoughts about the verdict begins his own private investigation. Later on this month the movie which made everyone get nervous around a flock of seagulls (in addition to the band), The Birds, is given its due. Hitchcock’s final film, Family Plot, will also be presented and is a necessity for devotees of the auteur who are interested in seeing how his career came full circle. This is a rare chance to see a pillar of the filmic medium, how they were meant to be seen.

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