21L.011 The Film Experience
21L.011 The Film Experience (Fall 2013, MIT OCW). Instructor: Prof. David Thorburn. This course concentrates on close analysis and criticism of a wide range of films, from the early silent period, classic Hollywood genres including musicals, thrillers and westerns, and European and Japanese art cinema. It explores the work of Griffith, Chaplin, Keaton, Capra, Hawks, Hitchcock, Altman, Renoir, DeSica, and Kurosawa. Through comparative reading of films from different eras and countries, students develop the skills to turn their in-depth analyses into interpretations and explore theoretical issues related to spectatorship. (from ocw.mit.edu)
|Lecture 09 - Alfred Hitchcock|
Hitchcock's style dovetails with the Hollywood system's imposed contstraints. Survey his career (Silent Era through the 1960s) and method as a fastidious technician. Clip from Strangers on a Train demonstrates key themes like confinement and authority.
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