Today’s edition of “The Freak Power Ticket” (Monday, July 1) celebrates the “Golden Age” of Alfred Hitchcock, from the early 1940s into the early 1960s.
This special tribute previews ALFRED HITCHCOCK NIGHTS: Eight Classic Films of Obsession, Mystery, and Suspense, free movie events on consecutive Wednesdays and Fridays through August 23rd, including popular outdoor screenings on Friday nights at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Garden. The series debuts with the 1958 psychological thriller Vertigo, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, a work celebrated by a number of critics as the greatest film of all time.
From 10am-12noon, producer/host Ted Coe will be joined by two guests. The first hour features an in-depth interview with Professor Allan Langdale, who teaches courses on film theory and Alfred Hitchcock for UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Film & Media Studies.
During hour two, Roman Baratiak, Associate Director of UCSB Arts & Lectures, will continue with an overview of the entire slate of films.
Langdale’s taped interview contextualizes Alfred Hitchcock’s critical notoriety, as well as his influence on a number of important filmmakers (such as Brian DePalma and David Lynch), his psychological themes, his literary sensibilities, his use of geographic locales, and his visual and musical flair.
Baratiak will return to KCSB for a live in-studio conversation elaborating on these topics. The program will also feature a selection of movie trailers and soundtrack music, plus songs from other Hitchcockian films or directly inspired by cinema’s “Master of Suspense.”
“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the summer from 10am-12noon.