Thursday, September 20, 2018

FILM CRITIC TO SPEAK ABOUT “HITCHCOCK’S VILLAINS” IN SOUTH ORANGE

Hitchcock’s Villains

WHEN: October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Columbia High School Black Box Theatre, 17 Parker Ave.
Maplewood + Google Map
TICKETS: $20
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The Master of Suspense was known for his lovely blonde heroines, but his films’ real thrills were provided by his surprising villains — amusing, elegantly dressed gentleman who could charm you to death. Literally. Sometimes it seemed the director even preferred him to his heroes — a favoritism which fueled some of his darkest themes. We’ll explore those, and some of Hitch’s best bad guys, including Joseph Cotten in Shadow of a Doubt, Robert Walker in Strangers on a Train and, the ultimate mama’s boy, Anthony Perkins in Psycho.

STEPHEN WHITTY is a writer and critic for the Star-Ledger, the New York Daily News, nj.com and Fortune.com, as well as a college lecturer, film festival host, interviewer and juror.