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Secret Agent

How Hitchcock's early British films combine wit with menacing tension, and why, eighty years after his first silent thriller, he remains the 'master of suspense'.


Thu 14 - Sun 24 September 2006

Full $13 Concession $10 
Six Session Pass:
Full $60 Concession $48


Curated by Kristy Matheson. Read the program notes.

Dr Polona Petek, Melbourne University, will present a public lecture on Hitchcock Sat 16 Sep, 5.30pm.  Details available shortly. Full $13 Concession $10

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the lodger

Hitchcock's first thriller (a take on Jack the Ripper), The Lodger is a silent film and will screen with recorded score.


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downhill

Following the overwhelming success of The Lodger Hitchcock reunited with leading man Ivor Novello to make Downhill.


blackmail

Blackmail explores love versus duty within a landscape of deception, murder and betrayal.


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the man who knew too much

Heralding a series of sharp, entertaining thrillers, The Man Who Knew Too Much propelled Hitchcock towards the crime genre and international renown.


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the 39 steps

Arguably the classic of Hitchcock's early British period, The 39 Steps roused audiences and the press worldwide.


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secret agent

Secret Agent foretells some of the hi-jinx and snappy wordplay of later Hitchcock.


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sabotage

The public nature of the 'terror' in Sabotage coupled with the exclusion of overt comedy makes it atypical from Hitchcock's stable of 1930s thrillers.


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young and innocent

The 'innocent man accused' was a common theme that Hitchcock returned to throughout his career, but rarely did he tackle it with such gay abandon.


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the lady vanishes

Cementing his reputation as an international director of great stature, The Lady Vanishes remains one of Hitchcock's most adored films.


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jamaica inn

This stormy melodrama was Hitchcock's final British film before his departure for Hollywood.


 
 
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