THE Source Film Club are preparing to wow film buffs with an Alfred Hitchcock Retrospective on Saturday, February 9th.
Hitchcock directed his first film and began making the thrillers for which he became known the world over. He was nicknamed the ‘Master of Suspense’ for employing a kind of psychological suspense in his films, producing a distinct viewer experience. In 1939 Hitchcock left England for Hollywood. The rest they say is history.
Hitchcock had a long, productive career making fine movies with his distinctive trademarks, each including a cameo by the portly director himself.
Some of them were masterpieces; all of them are entertaining and we have chosen three of his finest for you to watch back to back at The Source Arts Centre.
The Source Café will be on hand to cater for your food and beverage needs throughout the day so go on, grab a friend and have a day out with Hitchcock.
On Saturday, February 9th The Source will screen Vertigo (2pm), Rear Window (5pm) and Psycho (8pm). Tickets are priced at E24 (E18 concession & E12 for film club members (three films). For individual films tickets are priced at E9 (E7 concession and E5 for film club members).
For bookings please visit thesourceartscentre.ie or call the box office on 0504 90204.
In this tale of human obsession and manipulation James Stewart plays Scottie Ferguson, a private investigator who traumatized after watching a police officer fall to his death, quits his job.
Lured out of retirement again when an old friend asks him to trail his wandering wife (Kim Novak).
Ferguson soon falls for her and begins an affair with her, only to be driven to pieces when she commits suicide.
When he later encounters a woman (Novak again) who bears an uncanny resemblance to his lost love, Ferguson becomes obsessed with moulding her in the image of his dead lover, an obsession which soon leads to tragedy.
Rear Window (1954)
James Stewart stars as celebrated photographer LB Jefferies who, after suffering a broken leg, finds himself confined to his apartment where he has little to do all day, but watch his neighbours coming and going. When he becomes convinced he has witnessed a murder in one of the neighbouring apartments, he enlists the help of his girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly) and nurse (Thelma Ritter) to be his eyes and ears on the ground as he attempts to solve the mystery.
Any devoted film fan will be familiar with the plot.
In Alfred Hitchcok’s Psycho bored office employee Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) absconds with her employer’s money before making the ill-fated decision to spend the night at the Bates Motel run by the rather quiet Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and his domineering mother.