Who Knew Too Much? Painful Indications and the Question of Sight
Murray Pomerance | Ryerson University, Canada
- Friday 17 April
- Room 601, Michie Building (#9)
- 3pm - 4pm
This talk explores indication and subjunctivity as possible modes of cinematic experience, with in-depth focus on three films of Hitchcock, North by Northwest, Vertigo, and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956).
While brilliantly and fascinatingly introducing analytical elements of a syndrome he calls "Intensive Continuity," David Bordwell neglects to comment on an underlying substructure of this relatively new cinematic trend, the dependence on indication and indicativeness in the construction and reception of films.
Professor Murray Pomerance is a highly esteemed Canadian film scholar, author, and professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University. Pomerance has written extensively on film, cinematic experience, and performance, and has also edited and co-edited more than a dozen anthologies exploring cinema. He is the author of Marnie;The Eyes Have It: Cinema and the Reality Effect; Alfred Hitchcock's America; Michelangelo Red Antonioni Blue: Eight Reflections on Cinema; and The Horse Who Drank the Sky: Film Experience Beyond Narrative and Theory; and editor or co-editor of numerous volumes including A Little Solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American Film.