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SPRING COURSE: Fridays, 10am-12pm
Suspense Craft: The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock Stephen Scharper
In this course, we will explore the iconically suspenseful brilliance of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, whose films continue to entertain, and terrify, a half century after they first appeared in theatres.
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Mar 31: Saboteur (1942) This riveting World War II thriller stars Robert Cummings and Priscilla Lane desperately trying to expose Fifth Columnists in the US, with a dramatic climax at the Statue of Liberty.
Apr 7: Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Hitchcock’s personal favourite stars a jejune Teresa Wright and suave Joseph Cotten as her Uncle Charlie, who just might not be as nice as his family thinks.
Apr 21: Strangers on a Train (1951) Featuring a spellbinding performance by Robert Walker, this gem stars Farley Granger as a tennis star who finds himself implicated in murder via the twisted machinations of a “fan” he meets on a train.
Apr 28: Rear Window (1954) When is snooping legitimate sleuthing? Starring a mature Jimmy Stewart and a stunning Grace Kelly, this superbly directed cliff-hanger also features Raymond Burr in a very ‘non-Perry Mason-esque’ role.
May 5: North by Northwest (1959) Considered by many to be one of the most entertaining films ever made, this lush Hitchcock Cold War offering features a sophisticated Cary Grant who experiences an unforgettable ‘history lesson’ at Mt. Rushmore.
May 12: Psycho (1960) Starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins (as Norman Bates), this spine-tingler has been hailed as one of the most ‘shocking’ films ever to light up a screen.
Stephen Scharper, PhD Religious Studies from McGill, is associate professor at the School of the Environment and Department of Anthropology at U of T, a Senior Fellow of Massey College and a Fellow of Trinity College. He is currently a columnist for The Toronto Star, and has provided commentary on TVO’s The Agenda, CTV News, VISION-TV, CityPulse 24, and CBC’s Counterspin, Tapestry, Sounds Like Canada, Here and Now and The Current. In 2012, he delighted GTLLI members with the course Humphrey Bogart: The Incarnation of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Lecture 6 of 6 - February 17: Narrative and other matters
Lecture 5 of 6 - February 10: Imagery and meaning
Lecture 4 of 6 - February 3: I've got Rhythm
Lecture 3 of 6 - Jan 27: From the Sonnet to Free Verse: Poetic Form
Lecture 2 of 6 - Jan 20: In the Beginning was the Word
Lecture 1 of 6 - Jan 13: What’s it all About?
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GTLLI continues to investigate ways to make our lectures available to those unable to attend in person. Thank you to those who respond to our request for feedback on the videos.
All 2016-17 courses are sold out, but for a limited time, as part of our trial, the following 2 lectures are available to everyone on-line, at no cost -
Dr. Goldman’s lecture Mea Culpa: Understanding Medical Errors and Moving Forward, (Nov 11)
Dr. Khan's From Avian Flu to Zika:Countering Global Epidemics with Big Data (Nov 25)
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How lifelong learning helps keep your brain healthy, fit and active at all stages of life.
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Calendar for GTLLI Events - 2016-17 and 2015-16
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Celebrating 20 years of Lifelong Learning in the Georgian Triangle:
In October of 1995 over 100 individuals met in the Collingwood Library. At that meeting, 37 founding families donated $50 each to create an organization that would provide opportunities for lifelong learning in ..........