G – Film Seminar: Alfred Hitchcock, 2nd Series
October 7, 2022 - November 11, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fridays, 10 AM – Noon | Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, & 11
Leaders: Don Melander, Mary Lee Sargent
This seminar meets round the year every Friday morning from 10 to noon, but folks may join or leave at any time. We completed the first Hitchcock series of 7 films in the Summer Term, and are now screening/discussing the second series in the Fall Term: Rope (1948), Strangers on a Train (1941), Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), To Catch a Thief (1955), The Trouble with Harry (1955), and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). We began the first series with the 1934 version of this film. Participants screen the week’s film on TV or computer during the week prior to Friday’s discussions.
Don Melander was an English and Humanities professor for 50 years at New England College, served on the board of NHHC 1980-83, and has been teaching LINEC courses for over a decade. He holds an MA in English and a PhD in American Literature from Syracuse University.
Mary Lee Sargent has been a cinéphile since she was 5 and saw the first film she can remember, Disney’s “Dumbo” (1941). As a teenager, afternoons spent ironing in front of the 3 PM TV movie introduced her to the films of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, from the sublime (“Citizen Kane”) to the ridiculous (Lum and Abner and Charley Chan films). She taught US and European history at Parkland College in Champaign, IL and was an adjunct at several NH colleges and universities.