In Time For Halloween: San Francisco Symphony Presents "Hitchcock Week"

Posted by Billyjam, October 28, 2013 03:10pm | Post a Comment

Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 classic "Vertigo" is one of the master of suspense's films being celebrated
by the San Francisco Symphony as part of Hitchcock Week: October 30th to November 2nd

Hitchcock and Halloween are the perfect match. So fittingly this (Halloween) week the San Francisco Symphony presents Hitchcock Week over four nights (Oct 30th to Nov 2nd) by celebrating the perfect partnership of filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock with composer Bernard Herrmann. As well as Bernard Herrmann the San Francisco Symphony, with Joshua Gersen conducting, will also be performing music of Lyn Murray, and Dimitri Tiomkin. Hitchcock Week opens on Wednesday October 30th with a screening of the ultimate scary movie Psycho. On night two, Thursday, Halloween night Hitchcock's The Lodger: Silent Film: A Story of the London Fog with live organ accompaniment of this early silent thriller from the master of suspense.

Friday November 1st will be the anticipated (instantly sold-out) screening of Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo starring James Stewart and Kim Novak about a retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigating the strange activities of an old friend's wife. Then the closing night, Saturday, November 2nd's program is billed as Hitchcock! Greatest Hits and will feature a variety of clips from various Hitchcock classics such as North by Northwest, To Catch a Thief, Strangers on a Train, and Dial M for Murder. Eva Marie Saint, who is now 89 years of age, will host. Buy available tickets and get more info here.

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