The School of Communication’s Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies at the University of Miami will present “Marnie Re-visited” from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at UM’s Bill Cosford Cinema, featuring a screening of the film and a discussion with Hitchcock experts, Profs. Murray Pomerance and William Rothman. The event is free and open to all.
Described by influential film critic Francois Truffaut as “a great flawed film,” Marnie (1964) is enjoying renewed scholarly attention for its complex visual style and conflicted approach to character.
The panel features Hitchcock scholars Murray Pomerance, a professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Media Studies Working Group at Ryerson University and William Rothman, a UM Motion Pictures professor.
Both scholars see Marnie as Hitchcock’s most exemplary film, representing a culmination of the director’s psychological and stylistic preoccupations.
In a talk entitled “Once in Love with Marnie,” Pomerance, author of “An Eye for Hitchcock,” will use the film as a vehicle to demonstrate Hitchcock’s architectonic gestures and his ways of expressing personal style by erecting complex dramatic structures.
Rothman, author of “Hitchcock: The Murderous Gaze,” will present “Always in Love with Marnie” which draws on the Oscar Wilde quote, “Each man kills the thing he loves,” to analyze the director’s split artistic personality.