In this one-day seminar, academic and film commentator, Dr Michael Kitson will tackle the issues of character, story and theme as he examines Alfred Hitchcock’s spectacular widescreen entertainment, Rear Window.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window
Dr Kitson will give you the tools to wake up from the dream and see the way meaning is made, how character is created, and reality conjured.
Is film really a ‘text’? What is this ’grammar’ in film? Given there’s an original short story, then a screenwriter and screenplay, a film director and a troupe of actors – even an editor, just who is the definitive ‘author’ in whom we can ascribe an authorial intent? Is ‘Hitchcock’ a genre unto himself?
This PD is relevant to all educators teaching film as text, from middle grade to VCE.