HITCHCOCK AND THE APOCALYPSE

Date/Time
Date(s) - Tue. Apr. 7, 2015 - Tue. Apr. 21, 2015
12:00 am

Location
Microcinema [ ÊTRE]

Instructor
Ned Schantz

Admission

This 3-week course will revisit The Birds (Hitchcock 1963) as an approach to two unique films on the edge of the apocalyptic tradition: Safe (Haynes 1995) and Take Shelter (Nichols 2011). Like The Birds, these are relatively quiet melodramas overtaken by an uncanny horror that scrambles space and subject, defying explanation and leaving cinematic representation up for grabs. Together, the three films will let us consider the boundaries of the horror genre as well as its capacity to intervene in other modes and complicate the project of realism.

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