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Who Done It? Alfred Hitchcock the Master of Suspense John Francis Tuesday 14 May 2019


The French New Wave critics of Cahiers du Cinema argued that Hitchcock films should be regarded as artistic masterpieces. He remains by far the most studied film director of all time. Using innovative and experimental techniques with sound and editing, Hitchcock thrilled, scared and maipulated anxiety in ways that made him into a cinematic genius.


John Francis is an international lecturer of note. Initially trained as a painter, he was awarded the Max Beckmann Memorial Scholorship in painting in brooklyn New York, and went on to be an artist in residence for the State of Texas. Later in his career, John produced and directed several short films and animations. He has taught film, art and pedagogy at the University of Exeter, Arts University Bournemouth, University Sains Malaysia, South Western College California, Brunel University London and recently at Kingston University.