The boxing love triangle The Ring (1927), Hitchcock's only original screenplay written by him; the social comedy Champagne – which Hitchcock always described as “dreadful,” and the pastoral, melancholy romance The Manxman (1929), with its stunning cinematography by John Cox, show Sir Alfred in fine form, learning as he goes, developing that unique visual style that has never been topped, and honing his later themes of the wrong man thought guilty, moral ambiguity, and the movie spectator as not so innocent voyeur.
Houston, TX 77005
Category: Movie Theaters
Region: Kirby-West U
The Ring, 7 p.m. Friday; The Manxman, 1 p.m. Saturday; Blackmail, 6 p.m. Saturday and Champagne, 8 p.m. Saturday. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org. $15.
Sat., May 17, 6 p.m., 2014