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  1. What was the first Judy Garland film you recall watching? What was your first impression of her? The first film i remember is the wizard of oz. At the time when i was little, i thought she was just so sweet and pretty. How do you view her differently after viewing these clips than you might have viewed her previously? Now i am amazed by her natural and pure voice and just likableness. What films in her later career come to mind as examples of her increasing ability to capture an audience’s imagination as a storyteller when she sings a lyric? I remember feeling sad w
  2. 1. Do you agree that the clip exhibits a brighter perspective of life than might be realistic? Why or why not? Its show a life that is not the normal but we can dream about and think that this must be what a theater stars life is. 2. What themes or approaches might you anticipate from this clip in other Depression era musicals? I would guess that everyone wants to forget and likes to see romance an singing and dancing, nothing too tough on screen. 3. Since this is a musical that was made after the motion picture code was enforced, how might you imagine it might have been
  3. What do you notice about the Lubitsch touch? How do the props, the dialogue, and the staging help you understand the character of Alfred (Maurice Chevalier)? Based on this scene, what are some of the things you notice about the scene’s use of sound? Describe a specific sound or line of dialogue you hear and what you think it adds to the scene’s effectiveness. What themes or approaches might you anticipate from this clip in other Depression-era musicals? 1. I cant say that i notice too much of the Lu**** touch. I am guessing that the fake gun and the lady might be Lu**** touch
  4. What do you notice about the interaction between the characters in these two scenes? Please give specific examples. If you have seen either or both of these actors in other films or television shows, please share your perceptions about them. What do these clips tell you about the male/female relationships as they are depicted in the films during this era? What norms might you expect are supported under the Hollywood Film Code? 1. In the first scene there is a little light flirting between the two. He sings to her and she sort of holds her own and shows that she is not going t
  5. How does the opening of Frenzy differ from the opening of The Lodger? Feel free to rewatch the clip from The Lodger (Daily Dose #2) for comparison. There are just a few similarities the discovery of a body and the reaction. The obvious difference is that with Frenzy the opening is very large and grand leading up to the body, The lodger deals quickly showing the body and the main focus is on the reactions. What are some of the common Hitchcock touches that you see in this opening scene? Be specific. The beautiful opening taking us into London, all most like we are the tourists, th
  6. Based on the opening sequence alone, what do you feel you already know about Marnie as a character? In what ways does Hitchcock visually reveal her character through her interaction with objects. We see that Marie is running away from something maybe by changing her hair colour. We learn that she has multiple social security numbers and we see money most likely stolen! Also we see two suitcases - one messy and colourful the other perfect and plain. How does Hitchcock use Bernard Herrmann's score in this scene? ​​The score speeds use along and almost guides us to key points - mone
  7. In what ways does this opening scene seem more appropriate to a romantic comedy than a “horror of the apocalypse” film? What do we learn about Melanie (Tippi Hedren) and Mitch (Rod Taylor) in this scene? Its a cute flirty scene and we are in on it. Only the very beginning when crossing the street and seeing the birds is referenced. The rest of the opening does feel like the beginning of a romantic comedy. How does Hitchcock use sound design in this opening sequence? For example, how are the sounds of birds used to create a particular mood and atmosphere? I did noticed the friend
  8. Psycho opens with title design by Saul Bass and music by Bernard Herrmann. This is their third collaboration for Hitchcock, including Vertigoand North by Northwest. How does the graphic design and the score introduce the main themes of this film? The graphics show lots of straight lines, telling us that things can't always on the straight and narrow. The score is fast and at times dramatic. As the titles end, we have three shots of Phoenix, Arizona, and a very specific day, date, and time: “FRIDAY, DECEMBER THE ELEVENTH” and “TWO FORTY-THREE P.M.” What is Hitchcock seeking to es
  9. Even at the level of the dialogue, this film is playing with the idea that two Hollywood stars are flirting with each other (e.g. the line, "I look vaguely familiar.") How does our pre-existing knowledge of these stars function to create meaning in this scene. Well Cary Grant is always Cary Grant he is a wonderful actor who can do drama, comedy, suspense but he is just the symbol of the perfect charming man. I find that Eva Marie Saint is very strong and likeable. There is minimal action in this scene, so any deviation from the overall pattern of focusing on the faces of the two lead
  10. Describe what you think this film will be about simply from the sounds and images in these opening credits. Even if you have seen the film, try to focus on these sounds and images themselves and “the story” (or if not "the story," the mood and atmosphere they are establishing) that this sequence is communicating to the audience. To me it is communicating with the music a much darker tone for the film and the eye images almost seem to evoke that someone sees of views something frightening. In your own estimation, what is the single most powerful image in this title sequence? Defend you
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