Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Master of Suspense

One of my favorite shows that I have been to at Bass Hall in Sundance Square, Fort Worth, is "Hitchcock!". Wild Thing One, my little sister, and I went in November of 2014.

They showed excerpts of several different Hitchcock movies and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra played the mood music that went along with each movie as we watched.
It was an evening of dressing up, feeling fancy at the performance hall downtown, watching some of our favorite suspenseful movies, and listening to the creepy music that goes with them live. The orchestra did fantastic, as all ways, and the movies were wonderful, of course!

They even told us some details about the movies
we didn't know, like what Hitchcock was trying to accomplish with different camera angles, how he used camera movement to mimic a person's gaze, would frame shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative forms of film editing. He was truly "The Master of Suspense", he had stylistic trademarks, and pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres.
It was a fun, fancy, multi-medium-artsy filled evening that will always be a favorite memory!

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