FILM 151 with Renée Pastel

07 May, 2014

FILM 151 with Renée Pastel

BCNM DE Renée Pastel is teaching FILM 151: Alfred Hitchcock and His Cinematic Legacy this summer in session D on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 12pm in 226 Dwinelle, with screenings on Wednesdays from 1-4pm. Don't miss out! This should be a great class!

From the course description:

“I think everyone enjoys a nice murder, provided he is not the victim.” ~Alfred Hitchcock

How can we understand the cinematic legacy of the “master of suspense”? Speaking at the end of “Disappearing Trick,” a 1958 episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Alfred Hitchcock takes a moment to address viewers of the show in the year 2000, noting the lasting quality of the film image. Hitchcock’s films and cinematic style are indisputably enduring cultural works, having now influenced myriad filmmakers and film theorists. His films are considered classics, and his life continues to hold great interest. Having successfully transitioned from silent film to sound, black and white to color, and film to television, Alfred Hitchcock’s corpus not only perseveres, but proves instructive in the study of film as art form. This course will consider the elements of Hitchcock’s creations that comprise the legendary director’s style, and trace their cultural reverberations, which extend to today. Using film analysis, a reconsideration of auteur theory, and biographical information about Hitchcock, students will reexamine Hitchcock’s films and films that pay homage to his work.