Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Fantasmo Episode 60: Team Fantasmo Vs. Hitchcock
The New Year is almost upon us, and to kick things off with our milestone 60th(!) episode of Fantasmo we’ve decided to do something very special. As you know we are dedicated to bringing you the best in classic cult cinema every month, but this time around we’re raising the bar to another level. That’s right, we’re finally having a LONG overdue tribute to the great Alfred Hitchcock! Needless to say there is a plethora to choose from when looking at the Master’s oeuvre, so we’ve decided to go with one rarity and one blockbuster. Our first film is Rope in which two men plot a perfect murder, and then try and impress their old mentor (Jimmy Stewart) with their ingenuity. It’s an unusual film that eschews Hitchcock’s epic visuals, in favor of a minimalist approach. Our second classic, Rear Window, is one of the most celebrated films of all time. It features great performances from Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, and perhaps the best presented argument for minding one's own business ever committed to celluloid. Without any further ado here are your full Episode 60 details:
When: Friday, January 7th, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
8:00 p.m.: Rope (1948)
9:45 p.m.: Rear Window (1954)
So there you have it, two incredible classics from the Master of Suspense! You dare not miss this rare opportunity to see them back on the big screen . . . THE WAY THEY WERE MEANT TO BE SEEN! See you there for this historic episode!