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closed Alfred Hitchcock nei film della Universal Pictures

Curated by: Gianni Canova

The show

Photographs taken on the set and special contents from the Universal Pictures archives lead the audience backstage to the main films of Alfred Hitchcock, revealing curious details on the realization of the most famous scenes, on the use of the first special effects , on the actors and on private life. by the English director .

Celebrated as one of the foremost and most influential innovators in film history, Hitchcock is renowned for his wit, compelling storylines, camera handling, original editing style, ability to keep tension alive in every film. single frame.

Hitchcock , as the critics of the nouvelle vague have said - says Gianni Canova, curator of the exhibition - was one of the greatest creators of forms throughout the twentieth century. His films, no matter how often you review them, are a surprise every time. Each time they open up new perspectives through which to observe the world and look at life

Curated by Gianni Canova and produced and organized by ViDi, the exhibition presents 70 photographs and special contents from the archives of the American Major that lead the audience to the backstage of the main Hitchcock films, revealing curious details on the realization of the most famous scenes, on the 'use of the first special effects, on the actors and on the private life of the English director.
Celebrated as one of the foremost and most influential innovators in film history, Hitchcock is renowned for his wit, compelling storylines, camera handling, original editing style, ability to keep tension alive in every film. single frame.

The exhibition itinerary opens with the section dedicated to the relationship that linked Hitchcock to Genoa , with photographs and films from the film The labyrinth of passions, accompanied by some memories of the daring misadventures that accompanied that first official take of his and continues by analyzing its main masterpieces, produced by Universal Pictures.
First of all Psyco (1960) , one of his most controversial works that managed to break all box office records and made the public flee the halls in panic. An opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes look at the metaphysical Motel Bates , learn about the disturbing character of Norman, Marion's dual personality and the famous shower scene.
One room is dedicated to Gli Uccelli (1963) , a film in which he introduced numerous innovations in the field of sound and special effects; With 370 shooting tricks, the film took nearly three years of preparation due to its technical complexity.
The itinerary in the Hitchcockian universe continues with The Window on the Courtyard (1954) , with James Stewart who plays the photojournalist 'Jeff' Jeffries, confined to a wheelchair due to a broken leg and who, to overcome boredom, spies on them. lives of neighbors from their apartment, until they are convinced that a crime has been committed in an apartment. The film was a great success; released in August 1954, in May 1956 it had already grossed 10 million dollars.
And again, The woman who lived twice (1958) , a masterpiece that has become an object of veneration, which tells one of the most distressing love stories in cinema, told through an infinite number of angles and extraordinary shots in the most famous places in San Francisco.
The photographic material also casts a glance on other famous films such as Saboteurs (1942) , The Shadow of Doubt (1943) , Knot at the Throat (1948) , The Conspiracy of the Innocents (1955) , The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) , Marnie (1964) , Torn Curtain (1966) , Topaz (1969) , Frenzy (1972) and Family Plot (1976) .

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Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 9
16123 Genoa

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