ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND THE BRITISH CINEMA

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Spring 2012

Mondays, April 2 through May 7

Student Union: Multi-Purpose Room: 1 pm - 3:45 pm

Instructor: Barbara Spear: email: spearb@sonoma.edu

 

 

Course Syllabus:

                                                              

April 2:                     The British Film Industry: Part I:

week #1                                   Introduction to the Course

                                                Syllabus

                                                Handouts

                                                Film Art in Europe

                                    Screening:

                                                THE LODGER (1927)

 

April 9:                     The British Film Industry: Part II:

week #2                                  British International Pictures: 1927-1932

                                                The Coming of Sound

                                    Screening: BLACKMAIL (1929)

 

April 16:                    The Classic Thriller Sextet: Part I:

week # 3                                  Gaumont British & Michael Balcon

Hitchcock & Genre

Charles Bennett: Screenwriter

                                    Screening:

                                                THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1934)

 

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April 23:                    The Classic Thriller Sextet: Part II:

week #4                                   The Sextet & the Spy Thriller

                                                Literary Sources: Buchan & Maugham

                                    Screening:

                                                THE 39 STEPS (1935)

 

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April 30:                    The Classic Thriller Sextet: Part III:

week #5                                   The Influence of the Classic Hollywood Cinema

                                                The Use of Editing & Mise-en-Scne

                                                The Hitchcock Thriller                                               

                                    Screening:

                                              SABOTAGE (1936)

 

 

May 7:                        The Classic Thriller Sextet: Part IV:

week #6                                   Hitchcock's British Films: Conclusion

                                                Looking to the Future:

                                                            Hitchcock's "British" American Films

                                    Screening:

                                                THE LADY VANISHES (1938)        

                                                                                 

 

For recommendations of classic films on video & cable, visit FilmFrog online: http://yorty.sonoma.edu/filmfrog