High Anxiety

High Anxiety

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14, 2013

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“HIGH ANXIETY is a straight Hitchcockian sendup… Besides playing the role of a Harvard professor and psychiatrist with a fear of heights who takes over the Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous, Mel Brooks dons the producer, director and cowriter caps.

“Even more than the games he can play with the Hitchcock story, Brooks seems to enjoy toying with the technical references – the tight closeups, shots of hands and feet, stairway sequences and manipulation of the interaction between music and visuals. Nearly all of these gags, and none of them require the background of a buff, score.” – Variety

PG, 94 Minutes
USA, 1977

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