Hailsham Pavilion Film Club Presents.... North By Northwest
North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason. The screenplay was by Ernest Lehman, who wanted to write “the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures”.
North by Northwest is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization trying to prevent him from blocking their plan to smuggle microfilm, which contains government secrets, out of the country. This is one of several Hitchcock films that feature a music score by Bernard Herrmann and an opening title sequence by graphic designer Saul Bass, and was the first to feature extended use of kinetic typography in its opening credits.
North by Northwest is listed among the canonical Hitchcock films of the 1950s and is often listed among the greatest films of all time. It was selected in 1995 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. After its first screening, reviewers for The New Yorker and The New York Times immediately hailed it as a masterpiece of comedic, sophisticated self-parody.
Film Club Events
Film Club Matinee Starts at 2.00pm Sharp (there is no introduction to the matinee screening) Doors at 1.30pm
Film Club Evening Start at 7.30pm with Doors at 6.45pm as the Evening Screenings may start with a 20 minute introduction to the Film please arrive early to avoid any interruption to the speaker, Many Thanks.
All Film Club Members get a discount on their ticket prices, £5 for Members and £8 for Non-Members.
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