Prepare yourselves to shield your eyes in horror, break a sweat and wear out the edges of your seats this November, as Alfred Hitchcock Season arrives at City Screen cinema. Celebrating the legendary film-maker and knight of the realm’s sprawling, glittering career, the season will consist of four screenings, on the 4th, 12th, 19th and 26th of the month, featuring ‘The Lodger’, ‘Rear Window’, ‘Vertigo’ and ‘The Birds’ respectively. This rare opportunity to see the master of suspense’’s work on the big screen is a must-see for fans of classic cinema.
Hitchcock is broadly considered to be one of the most influential innovators in the history of the silver screen. Pioneering the genre of psychological thriller as we know it, Hitchcock developed a voyeuristic directorial style through filming scenes as if viewed through the characters eyes – seen everywhere from Peep Show to the Blair Witch Project in this day and age, but groundbreaking in his time. He also had an unparalleled skill for making audiences feel almost unpleasantly tense.