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  1. Eeeesh.... If we aren't going to give props to Mabel Normand for discovering Chaplin and mentoring him, then i'm very saddened by this course already. If there was no Mabel, there would have been no Chaplin. Hopefully we can give her the respect she deserves for being a driving force in slapstick comedy and stop referring to her as 'the girl in the film'. She gave Chaplin his break and taught him everything he knew. She should at least get a name credit <shakes my head sadly>
  2. Wow.. there are so many things happening in just this short clip. From the beginning we are watching the slow realization of Mildred's that her daughter isn't at all who she thought she was. From the placement of Veda laying prone on the couch while talking with her mother who's standing in the 'power' position. We watch as the women draw nearer to each other and Veda starts to raise in position while telling the truth about the fake pregnancy and blackmail scheme. At first she fails to confront her mother face to face and Mildred pulls her towards her to tell her exactly what she thinks of
  3. The focus on the clock, even as the opening credits roll, begins the tension and curiosity right from the start. "What's it mean?" is the central thought that draws you in before the first scene even begins. I thought the silence of this opening was different than the opening of "M" where we had the voice of a child/children singing the 'horrible song' that foreshadowed the theme of that story. The silence, the clock and darkness of this beginning had a more dark, introspective feeling to it. Especially while the camera pulled back and we see the dark shadowed figure of Ray Milland staring dow
  4. There were a couple of things that i felt make Marlowe different from other detectives. I would say that Marlowe comes across as an everyday guy and not a man of a more upper class kind of distinction, like Holmes, for instance. Along those lines, he isn't concerned with decorum or the 'proper' behaviour of a gentleman and doesn't think twice about putting his hands on a woman, or not treating them like feminine flowers. He's a shrewd judge of character and isn't really impressed by connections, or wealth...if anything it makes him more suspicious. He's more of a working class kinda fella than
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