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Dr. Rich Edwards posted a topic in The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of HitchcockThe Daily Dose for #Hitchcock50 for Monday, July 3rd, 2017, is the celebrated "knife" scene from Hitchcock's first sound film, Blackmail (1929). You can watch the clip in Canvas, and then reflect on the scene on the TCM message board. As usual, here are some reflection questions to get the observations started. Further Reflections: 1. In this sequence, describe how Hitchcock uses sound design to put you into the subjective "mind of Alice"? Be specific. 2. Describe the different ways that the sound design of this scene operates in counterpoint to the visual track. For example, how does Hitchcock set up the shot where the knife flies out of Alice's hand so that it registers a shock in his audience? Pay attention to both what is happening visually and aurally. Be specific. 3. Why do you think this particular use of subjective sound is not used frequently in cinema?