The YPRL Culture Club is now in session!
Do you love reading? Do you love films? Do you love discussing books and films with total strangers (that could quickly become your friends!) in a fun and relaxed environment? Are you looking to explore films and books that you normally wouldn't try? If you do then YPRL's Culture Club is for you. Best of all you don't even need to leave your home to participate: the Culture Club is all online and open to everyone. This is the perfect tonic for these iso-times.
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This week the YPRL Culture Club is discussing: DIAL M FOR MURDER
To join in the discussion for DIAL M FOR MURDER:
1. Simply watch the film on Kanopy on our website (you will need to login to Kanopy using your library card number) before the discussion
2. Make sure you have downloaded Microsoft Teams (you can do so here)
3. Register for the event here on our website (this event page)
4. You will be emailed a link to the session for Microsoft Teams. To ensure you receive the link in time, please register before 6.30pm the night of the discussion.
5. Have a great evening discussing this film!
TIP: We have found that muting your microphone and turning your video off when you enter the Microsoft Teams session helps reduce feedback/white noise and won't use all of your data!
Watch DIAL M FOR MURDER
ABOUT DIAL M FOR MURDER
Based on the popular mystery play by Frederick Knott, Dial M For Murder is more talky and stagebound than most Hitchcock films, but no less enjoyable. British tennis pro Ray Milland suspects that his wealthy wife Grace Kelly is fooling around with handsome American Robert Cummings. Milland blackmails a disgraced former army comrade (Anthony Dawson) intomurdering Kelly and making it look like the work of a burglar. But Milland's carefully mapped-out scheme does not take into account the notion that Kelly might fight back and kill her assailant. When the police (represented by John Williams) investigate, Milland improvises quickly, subtly planting the suggestion that his wife has committed first-degree murder. He almost gets away with it; to tell you more would spoil the fun of the film's final thirty minutes. Hitchcock claimed that he chose this single-set play because he was worn out from several
earlier, more ambitious projects, and wanted to "recharge his batteries." Compelled by Warner Bros. to film Dial M for Murder in 3-D, Hitchcock perversely refused to throw in the standard in-your-face
gimmickry of most stereoscopic films of the era--though watch how he visually emphasizes an important piece of evidence towards the end of the film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi