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Alfred Hitchcock: A Retrospective

7 October – 27 November 2011

What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.
Alfred Hitchcock

The Australian Cinémathèque presents an extensive Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) retrospective including all 56 films still in existence and 17 selected episodes for television.

Hitchcock remains one of the most recognised and successful filmmakers of the twentieth century. His career spanned six decades and over fifty films, from early silent cinema through to his masterpieces of suspense in Hollywood. Hitchcock’s passion for technical innovation and visual narrative helped shape the development of modern cinema.

While he worked across a variety of genres, it is his mastery of the suspense-thriller that his trademark. A skilful manipulator of menace and anxiety, Hitchcock’s orchestration of deceptively mundane situations and their nightmarish counterpoint helped redefine the genre and see him dubbed ‘The Master of Suspense’.

Tickets
Adult $9 | 5-film pass $36
Concession $7 | 5-film pass $28
Members+ $6 | 5-film pass $24
Purchase in advance through QTIX* or at the GoMA Box Office from 1 hour prior to film screenings^
* Booking fees apply ^ Subject to availability
+ Discount available to Gallery and Foundation Members

A 5-film pass entitles you to either 5 tickets to one film screening or 5 tickets to 5 different films. All 5 films must be chosen at the time of purchasing a 5-film pass.


Schedule

Film notes for the Alfred Hitchcock: A Retrospective program are listed chronologically by year of production. A quick guide to screening dates and times is available here.

Film Program

The Pleasure Garden 1925 (75 mins)
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog 1927 (75 mins)
The Ring 1927 (85 mins)
Downhill 1927 (80 mins)
The Farmer's Wife 1928 (94 mins)
Easy Virtue 1928 (79 mins)
Champagne 1928 (98 mins)
The Manxman 1929 (100 mins)
Blackmail 1929 (84 mins)

Elstree Calling 1930 (86 mins)
Juno and the Paycock 1930 (97 mins)
Murder! 1930 (100 mins)
Mary 1931 (78 mins)
The Skin Game 1931 (77 mins)
Rich and Strange (aka East of Shanghai) 1931 (81 mins)
Number Seventeen 1932 (63 mins)
Waltzes from Vienna 1933 (81 mins)
The Man Who Knew Too Much 1934 (75 mins)
The 39 Steps 1935 (86 mins)
Secret Agent 1936 (86 mins)
Sabotage 1936 (76 mins)
Young and Innocent 1937 (80 mins)
The Lady Vanishes 1938 (96 mins)
Jamaica Inn 1939 (108 mins)
Rebecca 1940 (130 mins)
Foreign Correspondent 1940 (120 mins)
Mr & Mrs Smith 1941 (95 mins)
Suspicion 1941 (99 mins)
Saboteur 1942 (109 mins)
Shadow of a Doubt 1943 (108 mins)
Lifeboat 1944 (97 mins)
Bon Voyage 1944 (26 mins)
Aventure Malgache 1944 (30 mins)
Spellbound 1946 (111 mins)
Notorious 1946 (101 mins)
The Paradine Case 1947 (119 mins)
Rope 1948 (80 mins)
Under Capricorn 1949 (117 mins)
Stage Fright 1950 (110 mins)
Strangers on a Train 1951 (101 mins)
I Confess 1953 (95 mins)
Dial M for Murder 1954 (105 mins)
Rear Window 1954 (112 mins)
To Catch a Thief 1955 (106 mins)
The Trouble with Harry 1955 (99 mins)
The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 (120 mins)
The Wrong Man 1956 (105 mins)
Vertigo 1958 (129 mins)
North by Northwest 1959 (131 mins)
Psycho 1960 (109 mins)
The Birds 1963 (119 mins)
Marnie 1964 (130 mins)
Torn Curtain 1966 (128 mins)
Topaz 1969 (146 mins)
Frenzy 1972 (116 mins)
Family Plot 1976 (121 mins)

Television

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955–62 was Hitchcock's highly successful foray into directing for television. Screened weekly, the half-hour independent segments showcased the suspense and intrigue found in the daily milieu of ordinary people in extraordinary situations. For more information click here.

Revenge 1955 (26 mins)
Breakdown 1955 (26 mins)
The Case of Mr. Pelham 1955 (30 mins)
Back for Christmas 1956 (30 mins)
Wet Saturday 1956 (26 mins)
Mr Blanchard's Secret 1956 (26 mins)
One More Mile to Go 1957 (26 mins)
The Perfect Crime 1957 (25 mins)
Lamb to the Slaughter 1958 (30 mins)

Dip in the Pool 1958 (26 mins)
Poison 1958 (26 mins)
Banquo's Chair 1959 (30 mins)
Arthur 1959 (30 mins)
The Crystal Trench 1959 (30 mins)
Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat 1960 (30 mins)
The Horseplayer 1961 (30 mins)
Bang! You're Dead! 1961 (30 mins)
I Saw the Whole Thing 1962 (60 mins)

Musicians-in-Residence: The Quadratic Contingency

Every Sunday Hitchcock’s silent films will be accompanied by musicians-in-residence The Quadratic Contingency. This post-jazz ensemble of piano, drums, clarinet and double bass will draw on classical and traditional jazz music to create evocative live scores for Hitchcock’s earliest films. For more information click here.

Hitchcock Lounge

Join us each Friday night in the cinema foyer lounge for cocktails, a light supper and live music entertainment responding to Hitchcock’s most celebrated films. The Hitchcock lounge will be open each Friday during the season from 5.30pm. For more information click here.