Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense - Smithsonian Associates

Wednesday, January 6 @ 6PM 

for a slew of films that brought audiences to the edge of their seats. In fact, his distinctive style became known as Hitchcockian for its camera angles that made the viewer an uneasy voyeur in order to maximize anxiety and fear. Beneath the often- shocking surface images lurked a mesmerizing and richly layered subtext that reveals a far more sophisticated artistic ambition than he’s been given credit for. And his signature was to always make a cameo appearance in each of his films.

, a playwright, screenwriter, film producer, and senior lecturer in film and media studies at Yale University, as he peels back the layers of meaning beneath Hitchcock’s bold intentions and sheds the proper light on what this grandmaster of cinema so eloquently expressed in his films. Using clips from

, he highlights the magnum opus of a man who continues to be regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of world cinema.