The Hitchcock Touch at EYEFilm / Amsterdam
24 July 2014 - 12 October 2014, Various
About Alfred Hitchcock
Film director Alfred Hitchcock is world renowned for both his silent films and his hair-raising psychological thrillers, earning him the nickname "The Master of Suspense."
Over the course of six decades, Hitchcock created more than fifty feature films that investigate the psychology of his characters while striking fear in the audience through shots constructed to create moments of intense anxiety.
Full of plot twists and frequently centring on cold, blonde female characters, Hitchcock is often considered to be the greatest British filmmaker of all time and is certainly one of the most significant figures in the history of cinema.
The Hitchcock Touch: more than movies
At EYE, The Hitchcock Touch will examine the entirety of Alfred Hitchcock's career.
Screening more than 45 of his works over the course of the programme, the selection will consist of his most important films, silent films from the 1920s and masterpieces from the 1930s, 40s and 50s including The Lady Vanishes, Spellbound, Vertigo and Psycho.
Highlighting the diversity to be found in Hitchcock's oeuvre, The Hitchcock Touch will play nine silent films that have recently been restored by the British Film Institute, including his debut film The Pleasure Garden.
Internationally known as the "Hitchcock 9," it will be the first time these films are shown in the Netherlands and EYE has arranged for the screenings to take place with live musical accompaniments.
In addition to the "Overlooked and Underrated" films which never received the attention they deserved, the University of Amsterdam will be hosting a series of classes on "The Hitchcock Touch" that will deconstruct the themes and techniques that defined the director's style.