The Master of Suspense Visits Scotch Plains Public Library (in Spirit)
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 • 10:41am
Alfred Hitchcock famously stated, "There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it." The films and television programs he directed in his long career brilliantly demonstrate the chilling effectiveness of this technique. The public is invited to the Scotch Plains library on Monday, June 25th at 7:00 PM when filmmaker Chris Messineo will present “Hitchcock: Master of Suspense.” All interested community members are also invited to return over the next two weeks to view several films in their entirety.
Sir Alfred Hitchcock directed over 60 films spanning more than half a century. With a distinctive style, both in front and behind the camera, his movies have influenced generations of filmmakers. Watching classic scenes from 'Rear Window', 'North by Northwest', 'Psycho', and 'The Birds' participants will discover what made Hitchcock, 'the master of suspense.
Chris Messineo, director of NJ Film School, is an award-winning writer and director.He is the founder of Off Stage Films, an independent production company. Their films have played at festivals around the world and won awards for screenwriting, acting, sound, cinematography, editing, score, and directing He has worked as a director, screenwriter, grip, gaffer, script reader, location scout, cinematographer, script consultant, editor, and film festival judge.
Film screenings will follow, according to the schedule below:
- Rear window -- Friday June 29 at 1:00 PM
- Psycho -- Saturday, June 30 at 11:00 AM
- The Birds -- Saturday, June 30 at 2:00 PM
- North by Northwest – Friday, July 6 at 1:00 PM
These programs are free and open to all interested adult and teen participants. Children may attend if accompanied by a responsible adult. Attendees are encouraged to register through the library’s website: http://www.scotlib.org or by phone: 908-322-5007, x.204 or e-mail email@example.com. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town. More information about the library’s programming can be found at http://www.scotlib.org. All Summer Reading Programs are funded through the generosity of the Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library.