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TCM Presents The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock

Turner Classic Movies and Ball State University via Canvas Network

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Coming this Summer, sign up for the newest online film course from TCM and Ball State!

We invite movie lovers and online learners from around the world to join us for a free, flexible online course, TCM Presents The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock (#Hitchcock50). This is the third free online course to be offered by TCM and Ball State, following Film Noir (2015) and Slapstick Comedy (2016).

In this Hitchcock course, enjoy multimedia course materials, daily in-app messaging with movie clips, mini-games, and ongoing interactions with fellow film fans on the TCM message boards or at #Hitchcock50.

We will explore 40+ Hitchcock films from his first film in the silent era, The Lodger (1927) to his final film five decades later, Family Plot (1977). In all, the course will reflect on Hitchcock's unparalleled 50-year career as one of cinema's most successful and unique filmmakers. The course will run concurrently with TCM's programming festival, "50 Years of Hitchcock", which will screen Hitchcock films Wednesdays and Fridays during the month of July 2017.

Both the course and the associated films are designed to enrich your understanding of Alfred Hitchcock, Hollywood filmmaking, and the shifts in popular culture and film production contexts that Hitchcock used to his advantage throughout his illustrious career. You will be able to share your own thoughts about Hitchcock and cinema history with a worldwide community of students, fans, and film lovers.


WEEK 1: Introduction to Hitchcock WEEK 2: The British Years (Films from 1927 - 1939) WEEK 3: The Selznick Years (Films from 1940 - 1949) WEEK 4: The Peak Years (Films from 1950 - 1959) WEEK 5: The Universal Years (Films from 1960 - 1977) WEEK 6: Conclusion

Taught by

Richard Edwards


4.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    The instructor is a scholar of film and in conjunction with TCM has put together an engaging and informative self-paced course that reveals the genius and artistry of Hitchcock. Praying TCM and Ball State University will do this each summer!!!
  • Steven John Bosch
    This course is a serious and successful attempt to explain Hitchcock's art: his influences, his goals, his techniques and attitudes.

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