Alfred Hitchcock is probably the most famous film director who ever lived. He made 54 films, including classics such as Rebecca, Rear Window, North by Northwest and Psycho. Few filmmakers have been as popular and critically celebrated as a director but also as a multi-media showman through his TV series, magazines, and books. This presentation looks at his achievements as “the master of suspense” and examines his creativity as one the 20th century’s greatest filmmakers.

Brian Rose is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. He has written several books on television history and cultural programming and conducted more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America.