1. What Hitchcock "touches" do you see in this opening sequence? The roving shot of the room. All the dishes and unkempt look. They are upper class with servants and have routinely stayed at home for days.
2. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: the opening sequence of Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a typical "Hitchcock opening" based on openings you have seen so far in the other Daily Doses? Why or why not? I agree. The music, with the flute, gives a light-heartedness to the scene and the panning shot leading up to the close-ups. The maid and cook discuss the couples actions and the office calls to see what is going on. This helps describes the characters and gives background.
3. What do think about the casting of and chemistry between Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery? Do you think both are well cast for this "comedy of remarriage?" Why or why not? I think they are well suited for each other...as well as Lombard and Jack Benny is. Lombard has a fun ability to capture the scene with her comedic talents, and Montgomery is able to play goofy too.
Over-all, I've always liked this movie, even before I learned Hitchcock directed it.