Hitchcock's first stab (no pun intended) at the genre he would become the indelibly associated with. Is Ivor Novello the killer stalking London's fog-shrouded streets or merely an innocent abroad? A film Hitchcock made on his return from working at UFA studios in Berlin, the film is heavily imbued with stylistic echoes of German Expressionism but also introduces a number of Hitchcockian touches that would become his trademarks.
Film Studies: Hitchcock in Transition 1925-1936
A season of films showing Alfred Hitchcock dealt with the challenges of moving from silent cinema to sound. This selection of his films from the late 1920s through to the 1930s will illustrate how adept Hitchcock was at mastering advances in cinema technology and how his early British films display stylistic and thematic traits that would regularly reappear throughout his career. These films will show how Hitchcock not only mastered the use of synchronous sound but also established himself as the master of suspense.
The Showroom’s Film Studies programme is open to everybody interested in film. Each term is focused around a theme with alternate screenings and discussions and led by film lecturers every Wednesday at 6.45pm. The terms are 8 weeks long, with 4 films and 4 sessions.
Tickets for the whole term can be booked at the Box Office. Tickets are also available for the films individually.