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Melbourne 'Rear Window' Seminar
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Melbourne 'Rear Window' Seminar

I wish I’d known about Michael Kitson’s film seminars while I was teaching. He’s amazing. Resources, knowledge and charm. He’s got it all.
— Diana Francavilla

Due to popular demand, we're running our Rear Window Seminar in Melbourne. 

In this one-day seminar, academic and film commentator, Dr Michael Kitson will tackle the issues of character, story and theme as he examines Alfred Hitchcock’s spectacular widescreen entertainment, Rear Window.

Dr Kitson will give you the tools to wake up from the dream and see the way meaning is made, how character is created, and reality conjured.

Is film really a ‘text’? What is this ’grammar’ in film? Given there’s an original short story, then a screenwriter and screenplay, a film director and a troupe of actors – even an editor, just who is the definitive ‘author’ in whom we can ascribe an authorial intent? Is ‘Hitchcock’ a genre unto himself?

This PD is relevant to all educators teaching film as text, from middle grade to VCE.

Resources provided on the day: Woolrich’s short story, Hayes and Hitchcock’s screenplay, the official Rear Window DVD, as well as original notes covering a guide to the grammar of film, explication and analysis of ten key scenes, a bank of key quotations and a bibliography of further resources and reading.

Date: March 3
Venue: CERES Brunswick
Cost: $145 (adult)
          $120 (group discount, 5+)
          $75 (VCE student)
Time: 9.30 a.m. Registration, 10.00 am start, 4.30pm finish
Included: Morning and afternoon tea

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