The Music of Hitchcock
Ran is offering a two-credit course titled Film Noir: Alfred Hitchcock, The Director and his Music, from June 12-22 at the New England Conservatory.
The class will explore the wide range of music used in Hitchcock’s films, from Poulenc to circus rags to the semi-atonal to English pop. Students will be encouraged to participate by composing and improvising on the plots, themes and characters in the great director’s works.
The course’s first week (with meetings June 12, 14 and 15) focuses on Hitchcock’s English period. The tentative list of films for viewing includes Lodger, Blackmail, The 39 Steps, Sabotage, Young and Innocent and Jamaica Inn. The second week, with meetings June 19, 21 and 22, looks at the director’s American period. Films are expected to include Shadow of a Doubt, Spellbound, Notorious, The Paradine Case, Rope, Strangers on a Train, and I Confess.
The full schedule and cost info is available here. For more information or to sign up, please contact Margaret Ulmer of NEC’s Continuing Education department at (617) 585-1135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.