SAF Lecture: “American Modern Architecture: Frame + Character in Hitchcock’s Cinematic Spaces.”

  • 29 Mar 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Alfred Goldstein Library at Ringling College, 1218 - 1256 Dr. Martin Luther King Way, Sarasota, FL 34234

“American Modern Architecture: Frame + Character in Hitchcock’s Cinematic Spaces.” A visually-rich presentation focusing on Hitchcock's penchant for filming suspenseful chase scenes, heart-stopping moments and romantic interludes against the backdrop of American modernist architecture.

Synopsis: With few exceptions, buildings played a pivotal role in each of Alfred Hitchcock’s works. The popularization of Modernism after World War II, however, provided the director with a range of stunning design masterpieces and everyday environments needed to highlight the tension and balance unique to his cinematic storytelling. For Hitchcock, modern buildings visually and metaphorically presented the future in contrast with the past, in an era in which the public struggled to embrace the brave new world of the Space Age, Civil Rights, and the Cold War, and sought respite in a series of suspenseful thrillers at the cinema.

$15 Admission


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