Much of my film writing and academic work concerns the films of Alfred Hitchcock. You can find most of it below. More importantly, my five favorite Hitchcock films, at this time, are: Rebecca, Vertigo, To Catch a Thief, Dial ‘M’ for Murder, and Psycho. Make of that what you will.
I am currently at work on an independent project at Middlebury creating video essays to serve as a videographic companion to Hitchcock by François Truffaut. You can find the project here: www.videographichitchcock.com.
My undergraduate thesis at Middlebury will be completed in the Spring of 2019 and is titled, “The Autuer as Adaptor: Examining the Production of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca and Dial ‘M’ for Murder.”
For my work, I was named a 2018-2019 Kellogg Fellow in the Humanities. The fellowship will fund archival research at the Alfred Hitchcock Papers at the Margaret Herrick Library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the David O. Selznick Collection at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Frederick Knott Papers at Yale University.
Videographic Essays & Writing
This essay explores similar shots and techniques found in films mostly shot in a single room. Hitchcock films explored are Rope (1948) and Dial ‘M’ For Murder (1954). The others are Terence Young’s Wait Until Dark (1967) and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (2015). A draft of this essay was made as part of Jason Mittell’s “Videographic Film Studies” course at Middlebury College.
More about the essay:
Presented at the Middlebury College Student Symposium (Spring 2018).
Written about on Film School Rejects by Jacob Oller: The Art of the Single Room Film
Added to the Filmscalpel essay collection ; Featured as part of their Hitchcock dossier
Blog post by Jason Mittell about my essay and four others made by my classmates.
Blog post about the essay by me.
An exploration of the mansions found in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1941) and Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane (1941).