Alfred Hitchcock is one of the greatest – if not the greatest – directors in the history of cinema. With set-pieces like the crop-duster sequence in North by Northwest or the shower scene in Psycho, his ability to manipulate audiences remains undiminished, and his themes of murder, innocence and obsession still fascinate. This course will explore the craft, preoccupations and inventiveness to be found within the films of Hitchcock and discover how he deserves the title of “The Master of Suspense!”