alfred hitchcock

The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – Vertigo (1958) – Saturday, May 25th at 2:15 p.m.

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‘Hitchcock’ does a good job balancing the talented director’s obsession with the “Hitchcock blonde”, and Hitchcock’s growing insecurities with his wife’s possible affair and the increasing pressures of fully funding a film the studio has absolutely no confidence in distributing.

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Humor and romance play a big part in the breezy yet tense The 39 Steps and the mistaken-identity/conspiracy plot and flirtatious nature of the lead character would also later be used to great effect by Hitchcock in ‘North by Northwest’ with Cary Grant.

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! What a weird and wonderfully perfect film for AFI to choose as the [...]

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You are a charming man, Norman Bates. Your mild manner and meek demeanor are disarming and endearing. Of course we’d like to share a plate of sandwiches and some milk with you, and we’re very sorry if we caused any conflict with your mother.

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! This is the second time that we encounter Alfred Hitchcock on AFI’s list. [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! If ever you thought of Alfred Hitchcock as the drab and monotone narrator, [...]

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