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Strangers on a Train - Hitchcocktober

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Hitchcocktober.

Honouring Alfred Hitchcock, Leytonstone’s favourite son, The Birds are proud to bring you sixteen of the legendary director’s favourite films in what we are calling Hitchcocktober. From Wednesday to Saturday in October, marvel at cinematic greats like Rope, North By Northwest. Psycho, Vertigo and many many more suspenseful classics which will leave you spellbound. Speakers, quizzes, props, stills and much more beside, The Birds is the place to be this October. The master of shadow comes out as we highlight some of his lovingly renowned gems. All movies are free, and we invite you to join us for a spectacle of film. Come early and sample all that The Birds has to offer, from craft beer to great food.

Strangers on a Train (PG) - 8PM
USA 1951 | Colour | 108 mins | Cert PG | Crime
Cast: Leo G. Carroll, Farley Granger, Marion Lorne, Kasey Rogers, Ruth Roman

Strange thing about this trip. So much occurs in pairs. Tennis star Guy (Farley Granger) hates his unfaithful wife. Mysterious Bruno (Robert Walker) hates his father. How perfect for a playful proposal: I’ll kill yours, you kill mine. Now look at how Alfred Hitchcock reinforces the duality of human nature. The more you watch, the more you’ll see. “Isn’t it a fascinating design?”; the Master of Suspense often asked. Actually, it’s doubly fascinating. For Hitchcock left behind two versions of Strangers on a Train. The original version (SIDE A) is an all-time thriller classic. A recently found longer pre-release British print (SIDE B) offers “a startling amplification of Bruno’s flamboyance, his homoerotic attraction to Guy and his psychotic personality”; (Bill Desowitz, Film Comment). The laying bare of Bruno’s hidden nature, along with the great set pieces (head-turning tennis match, disintegrating carousel) and suspense as only Hitchcock can deliver, makes for a first-class trip


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