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Facets Film Dialogue with author Sara Paretsky and psychologist James W. Anderson
"PSYCHO" ANALYSIS: HITCHCOCK'S VERTIGO
New 35mm print!
"One of the landmarks - not merely of the movies, but of 20th-century art" -Chicago Reader
Two powerful thinkers - author Sara Paretsky and psychologist James W. Anderson discuss one of Alfred Hitchcock's most powerful, deep and stunningly beautiful films, Vertigo, following the screening of a new, 35mm print. Starring Kim Novak and James Stewart, Vertigo is a film noir that functions on multiple levels, was a box-office failure on its release, but is now considered one of the greatest films ever made. At first look, it is a suspense thriller about a doomed romance. But what does it really mean? What does Hitchcock really think about the nature of romantic illusion and its destructive power? How does he view how the human mind processes fears and desire?
Sara Paretsky, acclaimed author of detective fiction whose fictional V.I. Warshawski helped change the conversation about women in America, and James W. Anderson, professor of psychology at Northwestern University and the Institute for Psychoanalysis, will examine Hitchcock's brilliant, yet elusive masterpiece. The dialogue will begin with the screening of a new 35mm print of Vertigo.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, U.S.A., 1958, 35mm, 128 mins.