*Spellbound*. 1945. USA. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Spellbound. 1945. USA. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Screenplay by Ben Hecht, based on the novel by Frances Beeding. With Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Jean Acker. 35mm. 111 min.

A dedicated psychoanalyst (Ingrid Bergman) attempts to help an amnesiac could-be murderer (Gregory Peck). Hitchcock explains his reasons for wanting artist Salvador Dalí to collaborate on Spellbound’s famous dream sequence: “I asked [producer David O.] Selznick if he could get Dalí to work with us and he agreed, though I think he didn’t really understand my reasons for wanting Dalí. He probably thought I wanted his collaboration for publicity purposes. The real reason was that I wanted to convey the dreams with great visual sharpness and clarity, sharper than the film itself. I wanted Dalí because of the architectural sharpness of his work.”

  1. Saturday, June 30,
    7:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Friday, June 15,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
  3. Wednesday, May 16,
    1:30 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine, Theater 3