Dark Knight: The Life and Films of Alfred Hitchcock - Humanities Seminars Program

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 6:00am to Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 9:00am
All Humanities Seminars take place in the Humanities Seminars room in the Helen S. Schaefer Building at 1508 E. Helen Street (one block north of Speedway and one block west of Cherry Avenue).

Dark Knight: The Life and Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Tuesdays 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

October 1 until December 10, 2013

Join Professor Lanin Gyurko as he explores the life and films of one of the greatest film directors, Alfred Hitchcock, master of suspense, mystery, and intrigue. Films from the silent and sound eras, in black and white and color, and biopics will be discussed. The course will highlight both the films’ spellbinding content and their use of dazzling cinematic techniques, as well as Hitchcock's adroit utilization of star power--from Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier to Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, and Kim Novak. Films that will be studied include The Lodger, Blackmail, Rebecca, Suspicion, Shadow of a Doubt, The Parradine Case, Notorious, Strangers on a Train, Psycho, Rear Window, The Birds, Marnie, and Vertigo, named in 2012 by Sight and Sound as the greatest film of all time.


McGilligan, Patrick. Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light. It Books, 2004. ISBN: 0060988274.

Lanin A. Gyurko is Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cinema Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona. His scholarly output has appeared in prestigious journals throughout the world, and he is the author of eight well-received books. Dr. Gyurko has written on film and literature, especially on Hitchcock and his impact on national cinemas and leading writers in Latin America.


Cost: $195.00

If you wish to register immediately by mail, please download the form below.

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Please mail the Registration Form to:

Humanities Seminars Program
Attention: Kerstin Miller
P.O. Box 210150
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721-0150

For any other registration questions, please call Kerstin Miller at (520) 626-7845 or contact our program by e-mail at humansem@email.arizona.edu


HSP will charge an administrative fee of $25.00 for early drop-outs before the second class meeting with refunds of the balance of the original tuition.