Acrophobic ex-cop James Stewart, hired to shadow seemingly death-obsessed Kim Novak, saves her from drowning in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge, but not from a fall off a Mission steeple. But then, he meets her again—or does he?
University of Plymouth psychophysicist Dr William Simpson will introduce the film, discussing the physiological and psychological processes underlying colour vision. This will include the science underlying the technicolour process, along with the use of colour in the film to denote characters, emotions, and subconscious mental states
Dr Alastair Smith, School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth, will introduce this event, which is part of the Celluloid Psychology series.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
Running time: 122 mins
Date: Monday 12 November
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6/£4.20/Friends free, UoP students free via SPiA