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Everything posted by konway87

  1. Yes, I have seen the episode "Walking Distance." Its a great episode with a brilliant score from Bernard Herrmann. His score makes the episode very memorable. My personal favorite Bernard Herrmann score is The Roadbuilder (1971). The Roadbuilder is also known as The Night Digger. The story takes place in England. I didn't like the film. But Herrmann's music was brilliant. unfortunately, some of his cues didn't end up in the film. But I uploaded couple of them on youtube. Here is one. This video contains only the music. So you can watch it even if you haven't seen the film. http:/
  2. Hello Everyone, I always thought that Bernard Herrmann was a composer who put his complete effort into the films he worked on. Many praises him today. But I feel that lots of composers don't put the effort as much as he did. Many people don't realize that several of his cues for some of his films ended up becoming either out of synchronization or unused. One of them was Taxi driver, because Bernard Herrmann died after the recording. So Scorsese didn't know where to put the music "exactly." So a little more than 75% of cues ended up becoming either out of synchronization or unused. For
  3. SPOILERS I am posting information about Rope (1948). Rope (1948) is entirely different from the play it is based on. Hitchcock and Hume Cronyn made a totally different adaptation. Here are the differences between the play and the film. Here are characters in the play - Rupert Cadell (only 29 years old in the play), Wyndham Brandon (Brandon Shaw in the film), Charles Granillo (Philip Morgan), Sir Johnstone Kentley (Henry Kentley, the father of David Kentley in the film), Ronald Kentley (David Kentley in the film), Leila Arden (A friend of Wyndham Brandon and Charles Granillo),
  4. SPOILERS I want to point out another scene that is very unique and another scene that is a scene of sincerity. Its the scene where Eve leaves her father's house in the morning. You see Eve's love towards her father and we see her father's concern over his daughter through the note on the car. Like Shadow of A Doubt, Stage Fright is a small picture with intense elements. I think it will only get better and better in time.
  5. For me, anything is worth discussing when there is a possibility. To me, It doesn't matter if the information is stupid and juvenile to you. You write based on the way you see things. But when you write them by saying words like stupid and juvenile, your words in those posts become a representation of yourself.
  6. Like I said, my opinion is mine. Yours is yours. Let's end it that way.
  7. Now you know why I like the film and why I find it interesting.
  8. SPOILERS I know Hitchcock felt guilty, because many critics told that lying flashback was a mistake. But I found it very interesting, because of several reasons. I believe "the audience" is a character in Hitchcock films. The function of the audience is to watch and wait while Hitchcock intensifies their role by using suspense in the film. Let me give an example. A Suspense Scene from the film "Rope." Its the suspense scene where Mrs. Wilson clears the things on the chest to put the books inside the chest. If we take a closer look, then we will realize that the audience will be the "o
  9. Hello MissG, I want to post another interesting information. This time, the film is Stage Fright (1950). I found Stage Fright to be one of most Hitchcock's interesting films. After the failure of Hitchcock's previous films (The Paradine Case, Rope, and Under Capricorn), Hitchcock was given a small budget for Stage Fright. In audio interview with Truffaut, Hitchcock called Stage Fright "A Small Picture." But even in this small Hitchcock picture, I found several things interesting. I don't know if anyone noticed this. if you rewatch this film, then you will see that the cha
  10. I can explain them. But I am only going to point out few major points. Dracula is mentioned in Shadow of A Doubt (1943). Jack Graham telling Ann to tell Catherine the story of Dracula. That itself gives a room of possibility for vampire references. The same blood runs through the veins of Young Charlie and Uncle Charlie is a possible reason why there is telepathic communication between Young Charlie and Uncle Charlie. The same blood runs through our veins is a line that is used in Dracula (1931). This only increases the possibility of vampire references. The fact that Uncle Charlie comes
  11. Bilgewasser, You wrote - "In his 2002 interview, I believe he stated he wasn't really traumatized that night." I will only give one example. I can give other examples. But I am not going to. Here is a small portion from the interview. "HR" is Herman Raucher. *HR:* I recognized her handwriting ... but were talking about 1971, which was almost 30 years after the incident, and I get this letter - and I never knew her last name - and the postmark was Canton, Ohio, and she had remarried. And, interestingly enough, she was worried about what she had done to me and my
  12. That's your opinion. Its also very easy to say that they are downright silly and far fetched. There are lots of people who believe it was done intentionally. I collected these infos from at least 10 Hitchcock fans. Alfred Hitchcock didn't mention too much about his films, because analyzing is upto the audience. But he was a man who loved little details. This was revealed in Truffuat Interview and also interview with Dick Cavett. For Example, Alfred Hitchcock was a man who hated seeing vine coming out of the wrong bottle. For Example, Alfred Hitchcock mentioned about
  13. SPOILERS I don't know who came up with parallels. But I will credit both Thornton Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock.
  14. Thank you, Frank Grimes. Did you notice Edgar Allan Poe references in Marnie? I posted it just recently in this thread.
  15. SPOILERS How do you know that she had, at the time, a much greater loss than Herman did? How much do you know about Herman's psychological conditions during that time? He himself states that night incident was a traumatic event for him. He completely lost the woman he loved. At the age of 14, He lost his virginity, his innocence, became psychologically disturbed, and was also depressed. On the top of that, he started facing other sad news. As we both know, there was only major thing Herman had in his mind during that night - To prevent her from getting into any possibilities of dange
  16. SPOILERS As you know, Hitchcock considered Shadow of A Doubt as his best film. I wrote vampire references in the film. But I am writing it again for the people who didn't get a chance to write. I found one or two vampire references. But I collected others from several Hitchcock fans. 1) When we are first introduced to Uncle Charlie, he is lying on his bed, arms folded across his chest, suggestive of a vampire lying in his coffin. 2) As the landlady lowers the blind and the light disappears from his face, Uncle Charlie rises as though waiting to commit his crimes under the cover
  17. SPOILERS Alfred Hitchcock put Edgar Allan Poe references throughout this film. Marnie's last name is Edgar. In the novel, Marnie's last name is Elmer. Unlike the film, the novel takes place in England. Like Poe's characters, Marnie Edgar is subject to Psychological terror. The film takes place in New York (Strutt's office), Virginia (Garrod's Stables) and Philadelphia (Rutland Publishing and Wickwind). These are the three places that Edgar Allan Poe lived throughout the better part of his life. The film's climactic scene takes place at Marnie's mother's home in Baltimore, the city whe
  18. SPOILERS From a moral standpoint, I can say that she did wrong. It was her responsibility to at least find out if her friend was alive or not. But she was only concerned about her life. We know Dorothy's feelings towards Herman through her letter after that night. Remember the letter she left for Herman before she left the island. Her feelings towards Herman was revealed through that letter. Do you remember these lines from the letter? - "What I will do is remember you. I pray that you will be spared all senseless tragedies. I wish you good things, Hermie. Only Good things. Always, Do
  19. SPOILERS I don't know if I mentioned this before. But I am writing it again. As you all know, Hitchcock also put symbolisms and references in his film. Although Rope (1948) was based on the play by Patrick Hamilton, still it may have been also based on an incident that happened in Alfred Hitchcock's life. There was an assassination scene in Hitchcock's film Foreign Correspondent (1940). It was the scene where the killer shot the man with the gun right next to the camera. Two years after the release of Foreign Correspondent, Hitchock heard that this assassination scene was
  20. SPOILERS In my opinion, I don't think there is any point in seeing the real Dorothy's side of the story during that night considering that she was heavily drinking. Let me take this in a "General" viewpoint. One of the biggest differences between the film and the real incident was the real Dorothy was "heavily drinking." As we both know, her heavy drinking resulted from the shocking news about her husband's death. So she was not only heavily drunk, but also she was in a horrible shocking condition. In that condition, she could have killed herself. That's why Herman was heavily concerned a
  21. Yes, I agree that Herman Raucher was 14 in real life. In the film, Hermie is 15 because of studio's insistence to make him slightly older. So we can say Hermie was 14/15. To me, the point is Dorothy treated him like an adult and she herself admitted that she thought he was older. Herman said that Dorothy treated him like an adult when he was at the age of 74. We don't know if Dorothy invited Hermie just for "time pass" during that night. There are other possibilities. We know that Hermie was the "only friend and only help" Dorothy had during the summer of 1942. Unlike the film, Hermie helped D
  22. Bilgewasser, How do you know that she "may have" invited Hermie for a soda pop and salt water taffy? Are you implying that she thought he was just a small boy? "If" that's what you are implying, then here is something for you. Let me take the film so that we both can "visualize" it. In the film, we "see" that she was more than happy when she says "Feel free to drop by." Now let me explain about the age subject. In the interview, Herman Raucher himself admitted that Dorothy treated him like "an adult." But first, we will look into the film about this subject. Here is an examp
  23. Bilgewasser, At first, you said it was "an unplanned encounter." Now you are saying that "a friendly little dinner was planned." It is never mentioned in both film and in the book that "a friendly little dinner was planned" during that night. When you are jumping to a conclusion, please be accurate. When Hermie expresses his interest to see Dorothy during that night, Dorothy's reply was "Feel free to drop by." To me, the point is she gave him "complete freedom" to visit her during that night. There is no indication that "a friendly little dinner was planned." That's all I want to say.
  24. It wasn't an unplanned encounter. Dorothy invited Herman to come and see her at that night. I want to explain much more. I don't feel like it anymore. I explained only parts of it in other thread.
  25. I just didn't write the sentences. I just wrote keywords from your sentences for you to figure it out. Some People from certain country regions find it disrespectful if I happen to copy and paste the sentences and point out keywords from their sentences. That's why I left it like that.
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