SUMMER OF SUSPENSE:
THE FILMS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK
Starting on his birthdate August 13th we shall screen a thrilling selection of the finest work of one of the world’s greatest directors, Alfred Hitchcock, including a new 4K digital restoration celebrating the 60th anniversary of his ultimate masterpiece Vertigo.
With the re-release of his seminal film-noir Vertigo we celebrate one of the most critically acclaimed directors of the 20th century: Alfred Hitchcock. In a career that spanned six decades and more than 60 films the Master Of Suspense set new standards for cinematic invention and storytelling. Effortlessly shifting between dry wit, cliffhanger suspense and shocking horror the enigmatic auteur crafted a unique blueprint for a cinema that could be both entertaining and thought-provoking in equal parts and would so influence filmmakers to come – from David Fincher to Brian DePalma and David Lynch – and the cinematic language we have grown accustomed to.
When we think of Hitchcock we see thrillingly distinct murder scenes, ‘MacGuffin’ plot devices, wrong-man escapes and spy adventures leading to chases, with extraordinary climaxes in monuments from the British Museum to Mount Rushmore. We think of voyeurism, of floating and lurching inward camera moves, of blondes in peril, and of the cottage industry Hitchcock became in his cameo roles, publicity shots and TV product lines like Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
We are honored to have partnered up with Park Circus to bring you fourteen of his finest, groundbreaking films.