1958. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With James Stewart, Kim Novak. 128 min.
A former police detective, driven to early retirement by an incident that left him with a paralyzing fear of heights, is hired as a P.I. to follow a friend’s wife, who has been behaving abnormally. Hitchcock spins a dizzying whirlpool of storytelling magic, slowly revealing bits and pieces of the psychological obsession at the film’s beating heart.
You’ve been waiting with purple breath. The day has finally come.
No, not Freshmen Move-In Day (although that is happening right now. Our photos are forthcoming, but check out the excited faces of these wide-eyed freshmen!) It’s the unveiling of the first 2012-2013 Wesleyan Fucking Film Series Calendar! Click here for the full lineup. Most notably, we’re being treated to a showing of Prince’s 1984 cinematic extravaganza Purple Rain on September 28, because the Film Board finally realized that the Artist Formerly Known as the Goldsmith Family Cinema was constructed for literally no other purpose.
Other note-worthy highlights include Hitchcock masterpiece Vertigo (for the four or five students who haven’t taken Past on Film yet), dinosaur screamfest Jurassic Park, 2012 blockbuster The Avengers (all I can make out from the blurb is “come worship at the church of Whedon,” but that says enough), and epic spaghetti western Duck, You Sucker! (which probably fills the Film Series’ Sergio Leone quota for the academic year, denying my dream of seeing Once Upon a Time in America at the Goldsmith).
In the words of esteemed Film Board curator Danny Witkin ’13, “I fully endorse this calendar. This calendar’s record of the issues important to conservatives is unparalleled. It is the single best calendar to get our country back on track.” Click past the jump for the full Film Series calendar.
Katie McConnell ’13 wants you to come out and join the Film Hall Ballers for a sick screening this weekend. Film Hall will be screening Alfred Hitchcock’s ’58 classic, Vertigo. And I know what you’re thinking, “But, It’s a Wonderful Life is my favorite James Stewart movie.” And while I’d agree with you, Vertigo is still a pretty great movie. So, head over toFilm Hall (basement of Nics 6) tomorrow night at8:00to join in on the fun.