Tag Archive: Alfred Hitchcock

Jan 02 2014

Episode 14 – Vertigo

VertigoFor our first episode of 2014, we watched the greatest movie ever made!  At least that is what the Sight & Sound 2012 poll says.  Hitchcock’s Vertigo was projected onto the big screen at the Parkway theatre and we enjoyed Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in all their 35MM glory!  What did Jena think of Hitchcock’s most psychologically messed up masterpiece?  Listen to find out!

Vertigo (1958)
Vertigo poster Rating: 8.3/10 (306,597 votes)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Alec Coppel (screenplay by), Samuel A. Taylor (screenplay by), Pierre Boileau (based on the novel "D'Entre Les Morts" by), Thomas Narcejac (based on the novel "D'Entre Les Morts" by)
Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Released: 21 Jul 1958
Plot: A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

Join us on the 15th when we’ll be watching Charles Chaplin’s Modern Times!

Oct 15 2013

Episode 9 – Rear Window

Rear WindowOnce again, we were able to record an episode live at Pepito’s Parkway Theatre in Minneapolis.  This time, we watched the Alfred Hitchcock classic “Rear Window.”  Not only had Jena never seen this film before, it was her first Hitchcock film ever.  And she got to see it on the big screen!  The print was amazing and you should all feel really bad that you missed it.  However, you can console yourself by listening to this episode where we dump love all over the master and one of this best films.

Our next episode will air on November 1st and we’ll talk about “The Abominable Dr. Phibes.”

Our next live recording at Pepito’s will be on Sunday, November 17th.  We’ll be watching John Carpenter’s “The Thing!”

Rear Window (1954)
Rear Window poster Rating: 8.5/10 (381,076 votes)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: John Michael Hayes (screenplay), Cornell Woolrich (based on the short story by)
Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter
Runtime: 112 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Released: 01 Sep 1954
Plot: A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

 

Oct 02 2013

A Reel Education LIVE on October 10th!

Rear Window
Once again, A Reel Education will be recording an episode LIVE at the Parkway Theater! On October 10th, you can join our live recording session, which comes with a full screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s amazing classic thriller, Rear Window! James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter… the works!

Not only are tickets a mere five bucks, but if you bring a friend… they get in FREE! That’s right! It’s a 2-for-1 deal where you and a buddy can see Rear Window on the big screen for five tiny dollars!

In addition, The Parkway Theater is a great venue in the heart of South Minneapolis. The theater is partnered with Pepito’s, the Mexican restaurant next door, so you can actually eat Mexican food and drink beer in the theater.

Join us! And spread the word!

A Reel Education LIVE featuring Rear Window

Thursday, October 10th
Intro at 6:45 PM, film at 7:00 PM. Podcast continues after the film.

The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Rear Window (1954)
Rear Window poster Rating: 8.5/10 (381,076 votes)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: John Michael Hayes (screenplay), Cornell Woolrich (based on the short story by)
Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter
Runtime: 112 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Released: 01 Sep 1954
Plot: A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.