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Dr. Rich Edwards posted a topic in The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of HitchcockHi Hitchcock50 students: The second Daily Dose is the opening sequence from Hitchcock's third film, his 1927 hit The Lodger. Watch the clip in the second daily module labeled JUN 27 module in Canvas, and then post your reflections and observations on this message board. Today's three prompts are: 1. Compare the opening of The Lodger to the opening of The Pleasure Garden - what similarities and differences do you see between the two films? 2. Identify elements of the "Hitchcock style" in this sequence? Please provide specific examples. Even if you are not sure if it is the "Hitchcock style," what images or techniques stand out in your mind as powerful storytelling? Or images that provide an excess of emotion? 3. Even though this is a "silent" film, the opening image is one of a woman screaming. What do you notice in how Hitchcock frames that particular shot that makes it work in a silent film even though no audible scream that can be heard. And what other screams like that come to mind from Hitchcock's later work?
My mom is looking for a black and white film she saw on TV sometime during the mid-sixties, although she thinks it's originally from around 1957. She only remembers the last scene: two old men somewhere in England are standing on a street, then one of them says something like "time to go home and light the candles," then they start walking, then there's a final scene with the camera looking in through a window at candles on a table. My mom's pretty confident that the candles they're referring to are sabbath candles. Sorry I can't give any more info, but does anyone know what this is from?