Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. United States. 1948. NR. 1 hour 20 minutes. Universal. Digital Restoration.
Sun., January 26, 2020 thru Mon., January 27, 2020
Hitchcock scores again with this tale of two college students (Farley Granger and John Dall) who murder a classmate “just for the thrill of it”, hide his body in an antique trunk in the middle of their apartment, and then throw a cocktail party. Inspired by the infamous Leopold and Loeb case, this was Hitchcock’s first color movie film as well as his first to star James Stewart as a suspicious college professor. Perhaps the film’s biggest claim to fame is Hitchcock’s technique of filming the story in a series of ten-minute takes and then editing it to appear to be one long continuous shot.