Hitchcock's Mountain: Technologies of Engagement in North by Northwest

5:30 pm on Thursday, January 29, 2015
7:00 pm on Thursday, January 29, 2015
CAS 200
The newly launched undergraduate program Cinema and Media Studies (CIMS) welcomes distinguished film scholar Murray Pomerance as part of the CIMS guest lecture series. Professor Pomerance will give a talk entitled "Hitchcock's Mountain: Technologies of Engagement in North by Northwest". Murray Pomerance is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Media Studies Working Group at Ryerson University. He is the author of Marnie (BFI, 2014), Alfred Hitchcock's America (Polity, 2013), An Eye for Hitchcock (Rutgers 2004), as well as The Eyes Have It: Cinema and the Reality Effect (Rutgers, 2013), Michelangelo Red Antonioni Blue: Eight Reflections on Cinema (California, 2011), Johnny Depp Starts Here (Rutgers, 2005), and many other publications about film history and theory. In August 2009, he appeared on Broadway in conjunction with a performance of The 39 Steps and in August 2013 his visual essay (co-authored with R. Barton Palmer) appeared on the Criterion DVD of John Frankenheimer's Seconds. He is editor of the "Horizons of Cinema" series at State University of New York Press and the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series at Rutgers, and, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, co-editor of both the Screen Decades and Star Decades series at Rutgers University Press.