Deep Hitchcock; Symbol and Psychology in shot and scene
Name: Deep Hitchcock; Symbol and Psychology in shot and scene
Date: October 8, 2020 - November 12, 2020
Take a deep dive into Alfred Hitchcock’s cinematic genius as we unpack his artistic mastery and the fundamentals of his symbolic storytelling style. Our focus will be a fun and astute analysis of key repeating Hitchcock motifs, meaningful camera shots, and pivotal scenes. We’ll delve into each film’s mythic themes and archetypal elements, considering how they reflect Hitch’s own moral and psychological development. Exploring each film chronologically will underscore how film art reflects cultural history. Focusing on one of his most fertile periods – 1935 to 1951 – will highlight the expressionist brilliance of Hitchcock in shimmering black and white. The presenter is Terry Ebinger, MS, who practiced as a licensed psychotherapist and depth psychological educator before becoming a creative film scholar. Her film classes are an exciting blend of film art, cultural history, archetypal psychology, and the symbolic language of cinema. She is an OLLI professor with several years experience.