Currently running in my hometown there’s a very interesting exhibition that me and daughter M visited a few weeks ago…..”Alfred Hitchcock in the Universal Pictures movies”
On the 50th anniversary of the movie “Marnie” the Master of Suspense is back with an exhibition hosted in the rooms of the Governor’s Palace of Parma in an enriched and renovated version after the success at the Royal Palace in Milan. The exhibition is promoted by the Municipality of Parma and created with Universal Pictures Italy Home Entertainment division, that boasts in its library fourteen of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces in DVD and Blue-ray.
Over 70 pictures and special contents from the archives of Universal Pictures will let visitors dive into the backstage of the main movies of the master of suspense, discovering peculiar hints about some of the most famous scene shootings, the use of the first special effects, the actors and the private life of the director.
The movie critic Gianni Canova will take visitors along an exhibition tour through some videos, analysing unforgettable and inimitable masterpieces by Universal Pictures such as Psycho, Rear Window, The Birds, Vertigo and many more.
A hall is dedicated to music, a fundamental component of the Hitchcock sense of anticipation. Thrill, terror but also irony: a funny editing of Hitchcock’s famous cameos in his movies.
One panel got our attention, in a bad way….the translation to italian of this phrase of Hitchcock is wrong (literally: “Cinema is not a slice of life, is a slice of cake” well different from the original…..and my daughter – with a master degree in english – got very upset, remembering she’s still looking for a job!)
We bought a couple of books about Hitchcock works and four dvd….with the intention to complete the movie collection….