FILM: Hitchin’ for Thrills
“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” —Alfred Hitchcock
When it comes to suspense, Hitchcock is the master. The Grandview Library presents a batch of brilliant thrillers spanning the legendary director’s career. We can hardly WAIT.
Mondays at 6:30 pm (March 31-April 21) and 6 pm (April 28-May 19).
- 3/31: The 39 Steps (1935)
A most memorable tale of espionage. Total Film’s 21st greatest British film.
- 4/7: Dial M for Murder (1954)
A murder plot is poorly executed. #9 on AFI’s Top Ten Mystery Films.
- 4/14: Strangers on a Train (1951)
A murder pact takes an amusing turn. Screenplay by Raymond Chandler. 1 Oscar nomination. #32 on AFI’s 100 Thrills.
- 4/21: Rope (1948)
Murder is invited to a party. Starring James Stewart.
- 4/28: Rebecca (1940)
A dead wife haunts a new one. Hitchcock’s American debut. 2 Oscar wins (11 nominations).
- 5/5: Spellbound (1945)
Murder is on everybody’s mind in an asylum. Starring Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck. 1 Oscar win (6 nominations).
- 5/12: North by Northwest (1959)
Mistaken identity plagues an advertising executive. Starring Cary Grant. 3 Oscar nominations.
- 5/19: The Birds (1963)
Lovebirds take a backseat to vicious birds. 1 Oscar nomination.