0153. ALFRED HITCHCOCK, PART 1: THE 39 STEPS, SPELLBOUND, AND STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
1:00 - 3:30 pm Tuesdays, September 14 - September 28
ALFRED HITCHCOCK, PART 1: THE 39 STEPS, SPELLBOUND, AND STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
Ingrid Bergman said: “Hitch is a gentleman farmer who raises goose flesh.” And yet there is so much more to our enduring memories of what it is to see “a Hitchcock.” Finding out precisely how the great British Master of Suspense created some of cinema’s most indelible images and greatest performances will be the challenge of this series inside the world of Alfred Hitchcock. Films are subject to change based on our discussions, but Part 1 will probably feature three of Hitchcock’s most iconic films: Robert Donat and Peggy Ashcroft in an adaptation of John Buchan’s classic novel The 39 Steps (1935); Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck in the Oscar-winning Spellbound (1945); and Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, and Leo G. Carroll in Raymond Chandler’s screen adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers On A Train (1951).
About The Lecturer
Peter Josyph is an author, actor, director, and filmmaker whose films include: Liberty Street: Alive at Ground Zero; Acting Cormac McCarthy: The Making of Billy Bob Thorton’s All the Pretty Horses; Shakespeare In New York: The Sonnets; and A Few Things Basquiat Did in School. His books include: Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy; What One Man Said to Another, Talks with Richard Seltzer; and, The Wounded River, which was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book. He also excels in literary and film criticism.