Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
D.A. Miller is John F. Hotchkis Professor Emeritus of English and Professor of the Graduate School. His research interests include nineteenth-century fiction, film, and gay and cultural studies.
No filmmaker has more successfully courted mass-audience understanding than Alfred Hitchcock, and none has been studied more intensively by scholars. In Hidden Hitchcock, D.A. Miller discovers what has remained unseen in Hitchcocks movies, a secret style that imbues his films with a radical duplicity.
Focusing on three filmsStrangers on a Train, Rope, and The Wrong ManMiller shows how Hitchcock anticipates, even demands, what he terms a Too-Close Viewer. Dwelling within us all and vigilant even when everything appears to be in good order, this Too-Close Viewer attempts to see more than the director points out.
After an introduction by Damon Young (Film & Media and French), Miller will speak briefly about his work and then open the floor for discussion.