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[Past Event] Hitchcock’s Classic Thriller Sextet(Waitlist)

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Join us for an in-depth film studies course focused on Alfred Hitchcock’s six films made in his native England between 1934 and 1938. They stand collectively as the highlight of his British period, and contain thematic and visual elements later implemented in his Hollywood movies. Each film illustrates the auteur Hitchcock’s precise staging and technical production, his ability to draw out ethical themes and metaphysical meanings, and his success as peerless master of the cinematic suspense thriller. Critics dubbed them as Hitch’s “classic thriller sextet”: "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1934), "The 39 Steps" (1935), "Secret Agent" (1936), "Sabotage" (1936), "Young and Innocent" (1937), and "The Lady Vanishes" (1938).

We will also view the documentary "Hitchcock/Truffaut", and look at how one attended a movie in the 1930s, with the showing of a cartoon or newsreel as an “introduction” to the feature film.


Tuition: $60.00

Additional Fees: $0.00






Thursdays, Aug. 30; Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11 *2:00 - 5:00pm* (7 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Malcolm Weintraub, Carmel resident and inveterate cineaste, is a devotee of film studies paying special attention to cinema thematics. His popular series include “Morality and Ethics in Cinema,” “The Silents” and “The Coen Brothers’ Anti-Hero Films.”