Penn State Brandywine presents 'The Master of Suspense: Alfred Hitchcock'

Penn State Brandywine will welcome Andrew Douglas, director of education at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, to campus for an attention-grabbing discussion about a pioneer of the film industry, Alfred Hitchcock. Students, faculty, staff and the community are welcome to join Douglas as he presents “The Master of Suspense: Alfred Hitchcock” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, in Room 101 of the Main Building.

Douglas will share some of the most exhilarating Hitchcock masterpieces with the audience through clips from The Birds, Psycho, Vertigo and more. Attendees will learn about the film legend’s movie making knacks and trademarks that transformed the film industry and earned Hitchcock the moniker “The Master of Suspense.”

Hitchcock’s notorious twist endings and gripping movie plots are sure to come to the forefront during Douglas’s presentation. The audience can expect a stimulating illustration of the director’s famous camera shots and revolutionary editing techniques that have been intensifying the viewers’ panic and apprehension for more than 70 years.       

In addition to teaching for Northwestern and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Douglas has presented at the International Association of Media and the Society of Cinema and Media Studies conferences and has written for The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, published by Harvard Business School. He has also spent time in New York City, where he worked as a film critic.

This thrilling event, which is free and will include light refreshments, is part of Penn State Brandywine’s Spring Speaker Series, which will also welcome White Dog Café Founder Judy Wicks to campus at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9. To find additional information regarding these speakers, visit Brandywine’s Speaker Series webpage.

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Last Updated March 25, 2013