Odyssey: It's Black-and-White! The Greatest Film Comedy and Film Thriller

Some Like It Hot and Psycho are two extraordinary motion pictures. Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock were operating at the peak of their talents when they made these career masterpieces in 1958 and 1960, respectively. This seminar will screen both films in their entirety. Through lecture and lively audience discussion, we will delve into the rich and layered subtexts in an intrepid attempt to unravel the cryptic and poetic messages encoded in each work. What promises to emerge will be something quite startling and profound as each film sheds important light on the vital and never-ending saga of our so-called "tumultuous human condition." Produced within two years of each other, Some Like It Hot and Psycho were the most controversial films of their eras. If they had not been produced by two such famous and successful filmmakers who fought tooth-and-nail to articulate their mesmerizing visions, they may never have had the opportunity to flash their brilliance across American movie screens.

913.193.01 Homewood campus Saturday, April 15, 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $99 (1 full-day session)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more details.