The one-take illusion that won Birdman the Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards is nothing new. Alfred Hitchcock did a similar experiment way back in 1948 with Rope, one of the master director's most overlooked films. It's one of four heavily stylized films to be showcased at Pridi Banomyong Institute this Mar 28-29, followed by talks (speakers TBA) centered on film-making techniques and inspiration.
The full lineup is as follows:
Rope (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948)
After strangling their classmate, two young men host a dinner party in their apartment where they hid the body as a means to challenge the perfection of their crime. 12:40pm, Mar 28
The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955)
Another of Hitchcock's "lost masterpieces," this surrealist movie follows the residents of a small town who can't decide what to do with a dead body. 2pm, Mar 28
God Help the Girl (Stuart Murdoch, 2014)
Taking cues from Wes Anderson's distinct ouevre, this whimsical, modern-day musical tells the story of a depressed young girl (Emily Browning) who finds self-confidence by forming a pop group with two other alienated teens. 12pm, Mar 29
Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)
In this haunting portrait of domestic abuse, when Amy goes missing, all eyes turn to the husband who everyone thinks is responsible for her murder. 2pm, Mar 29
Movies are in English with Thai subtitles.
Phoonsuk Banomyong Auditorium, Pridi Banomyong Institute, 02-381-3860-1. BTS Thong Lo exit 3. Free entry. www.pridiinstitute.com