Macaulay Seminar One at Brooklyn College
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Category — Film


Hi everyone,

“Hitchcock” was a really interesting movie! I enjoyed it mostly because it gave me some insight on Alfred Hitchcock as a cultural icon in American history. Prior to our class discussions, I had no idea who Hitchcock was. It was interesting to see how cinematic suspense can be traced back to his work in “Psycho.” After I watched the movie, I went on youtube and found this:

I feel like this acceptance speech gives us a glimpse of Hitchcock and Alma’s relationship, which was not only a romantic one, but also a creative partnership. I think Hitch was incredibly needful of Alma and I think the movie did a wonderful job of illustrating that especially in the argument scene, when Hitch accuses Alma of having an affair with Whit and demands her full support. It is not often that the partner is acknowledged and I think that the movie tapped into that universal story quite well. Alma, who helped Hitch with scriptwriting, casting, filming, and editing, should have been recognized more often as a gifted editor and director by Hitch and his colleagues. I think it was great that Hitch shared his award, as he did his life, with Alma.

December 9, 2012   No Comments