Oh yeah, this is happening.
Canvas is offering a class called, “The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock” in cooperation with Turner Classic Movies and Ball State University (which by the way, is located in Muncie, Indiana where Bob Ross broadcast The Joy of Painting).
The course coincides with TMC’s film schedule showing 40 Hitchcock films in July, starting with Hitchcock’s first film from the silent era: The Lodger (1927) and ending with Family Plot (1976).
I am really excited about this course, I think it will not only be educational (obviously), but also it should prove to be pretty fun and awesome too. I think that people always get really excited about Hitchcock, and who can blame them? When you think about Hitchcock’s films, they really are the definition of classics, films that never really get old because the storytelling is sound.
Hitchcock’s films stand up today, even with the enormous advancements in cameras, special effects, and all the technical aspects of filmmaking. His films are the examples used in every film class taught in the last 50 years, and for good reason.
Anyway, if you’re reading this, and you’re thinking, dang, a Hitchcock class sounds awesome! Maybe you should head on over HERE and enroll in the course, after all, it is totally free.