2017 line-up for
|Bell, Book & Candle (1958)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Hillsdale Public Library
509 Hillsdale Avenue
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month to view SF a
nd other genre related films.
Stewart and Novak reteamed just after Vertigo for this enchanting
romantic fantasy in which a modern-day, Greenwich Village-dwelling
witch (Novak) casts a love spell on her book publisher neighbor
(Stewart). There is plenty of frothy fun—the witches are portrayed as
kooky beatniks and Ernie Kovacs steals scenes with his surreal,
oddball shtick—but also a poignant undercurrent of real romantic
longing. Nominated for 2 Oscars.
|Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943)
Our September theme of The Mysterious Stranger got off to a great start as double-digit
attendees enjoyed Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943) starring Teresa Wright as
Young Charlie and Joseph Cotton as her Uncle Charlie. He is a stranger to his own family in
that he is the Merry Widow Murderer and they don't know it. The director stated that this
was his favorite film of the 53 he directed in 51 years. Humor, tension, optimal use of camera
all add up to that Hitchcock wow factor. All enjoyed the film. Merriment continued at the
Ridge Diner. An enjoyable experience.
|Batman: the Killing Joke
Our theme of the Jokes on You was well represented by Batman: The Killing Joke. The film is
an adaptation of the graphic novel we will be discussing at our group Modern Masters on
Thursday, 8/24/2017. Both the graphic novel and film concern the relationship between
Batman and the Joker over the years. The first half hour of the film has nothing to do with
the graphic novel, but the rest of it is spot on. Double-digit attendees enjoyed the
presentation immensely. Conversation continued at the Ridge Diner. Great evening.