ROBERT C. CUMBOW TO GIVE 3-HOUR CINEMA DNA LECTURE/DISCUSSION VIA SIFF MAY 4
Robert C. Cumbow will give a Cinema DNA class, "Children Of Vertigo", as a Seattle International Film Festival event on Tuesday, May 4th. A tweet from SIFF reads, "David Lynch’s MULHOLLAND DRIVE, Christian Petzold's PHOENIX, Brian DePalma's OBSESSION: All are indebted to Hitchcock’s highly influential VERTIGO. Expand your appreciation of the power that VERTIGO brought to the cinema in this virtual class". The SIFF event page provides the following description:
This three-hour Cinema DNA lecture/discussion, led by Robert C. Cumbow, will examine a few of the films that owe the greatest debt to Vertigo and have done the most to honor its continuing place in film culture. Among the films to be discussed-in passing or at length-are works as diverse as Chris Marker's landmark short film La Jetée and his feature-length meditation on memory, Sans Soleil, which works in part as a commentary on the staying power of Vertigo; Brian DePalma's Obsession; Robert Aldrich's The Legend of Lylah Clare; Francois Truffaut's Mississippi Mermaid; Christian Petzold's stunning Phoenix; and several others. Some of the films will be represented by selected clips. There may be an occasional spoiler; but whether you have seen all, some, or only a few of the many films influenced by Vertigo, come and join the discussion, and expand and enrich your appreciation of the power that Hitchcock and Vertigo brought to the cinema.