This series features three films in which Hitchcock uses color to further the meaning and ideas of his films. Each screening will be introduced by Janice Simon, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History at the Lamar Dodd School of Art.
“Rope” Thursday, January 23, 7 p.m.
Released in 1948, “Rope” is one of Hitchcock’s greatest technical achievements, using innovative recording and editing techniques. Just before hosting a dinner party, Philip Morgan (Farley Granger) and Brandon Shaw (John Dall) strangle a mutual friend to death with a piece of rope as a philosophical exercise. Hiding the body in a chest, upon which they then arrange a buffet dinner, the pair welcome their guests, including the victim’s oblivious fiancée (Joan Chandler) and the college professor (James Stewart) whose lectures inadvertently inspired the killing. 1948, 81 min.
Watch the trailer here: youtube.com/watch?v=8xkQoH8QbVs
“The Trouble with Harry” Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m.
One of Hitchcock’s few true comedies, this film takes place in a sun-filled autumn in Vermont, where a local man’s corpse appears on a nearby hillside and no one is quite sure what happened to him. Many of the town’s residents secretly wonder if they are responsible, including the man’s ex-wife, Jennifer (Shirley MacLaine), and Capt. Albert Wiles (Edmund Gwenn), a retired seaman who was hunting in the woods where the body was found. As the no-nonsense sheriff (Royal Dano) gets involved and local artist Sam Marlowe (John Forsythe) offers his help, the community slowly unravels the mystery. 1955, PG, 99 min.
Watch the trailer here: youtube.com/watch?v=Msuulg7IB5s
“To Catch a Thief” Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m.
Notorious cat burglar John Robie (Cary Grant) has long since retired to tend vineyards on the French Riviera. When a series of robberies is committed in his style, John must clear his name. Armed with a list of people who own the most expensive jewels in the area, John begins following the first owner, young Francie (Grace Kelly). When her jewels are stolen, Francie suspects John, destroying their tentative romance. 1955, PG, 107 min.
Watch the trailer here: youtube.com/watch?v=t5Vs5anuc4U
All films are generously sponsored by the University of Georgia Parents Leadership Council and are free and open to the public.
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