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Here at Hitchcock University you learn from the masters of the craft. We don't bring you speculation about what a filmmaker was thinking, but actually go to the source and bring you lessons from the greatest of all time.

Hitchcock University: A Free Film School Taylor Bickel

    • Technology
    • 4.3 • 12 Ratings

Here at Hitchcock University you learn from the masters of the craft. We don't bring you speculation about what a filmmaker was thinking, but actually go to the source and bring you lessons from the greatest of all time.

    500-A Guest Lecture (The Irishman)

    500-A Guest Lecture (The Irishman)

    In this class session, a master returns to us to teach us how a theme can guide a filmmaker's every decision.
    I also give some disappointing news about the upcoming semester.

    • 25 min
    423-Your Mistakes Might As Well Be Your Own (Fedora & Buddy Buddy)

    423-Your Mistakes Might As Well Be Your Own (Fedora & Buddy Buddy)

    In this class session, Billy gives us perhaps his greatest lesson about being your own filmmaker, in spite of surrounding circumstances.

    • 20 min
    422 - When the Wind at Your Back Isn't Your Own (The Front Page)

    422 - When the Wind at Your Back Isn't Your Own (The Front Page)

    In this class session, Billy gives a pointer on how you can use blocking to help you edit, but more importantly, helps us all understand the lose-lose proposition that is remakes.

    • 11 min
    421 - Here, We Take Our Time (Avanti!)

    421 - Here, We Take Our Time (Avanti!)

    In this class session, Billy teaches us about counterpoint in storytelling, and about how to hide your exposition.

    • 12 min
    420 - Billy Troubleshoots (The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes)

    420 - Billy Troubleshoots (The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes)

    In this class session, Billy doles out some helpful hints to making your life on set much easier.

    • 18 min
    419 - He Describes a Pretzel and it Comes out a Doughnut (The Fortune Cookie)

    419 - He Describes a Pretzel and it Comes out a Doughnut (The Fortune Cookie)

    In this class session, Billy teaches us the beauty in simplicity.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

berthnird ,

Good podcast

Listening to Martin Scorsese series right now. Gives valuable insight into the process that I didn’t know!

Matteo Masiello ,

Fantastic

This is a unique podcast when compared to others. Top of the notch choice for cinephiles - beginners and experienced - by a true cinephile.

Coralflorida ,

Questionable expertise

Had to check notes to see who directed M? Atmosphere is new to Double Indemnity? What about Universal horror films in the 30s? Needs better analysis.

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