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  1. I'm really struck by the fact that we first see Lydecker speaking to McPherson as he's soaking in the tub! I think things like that seem to be more of a femme fatale trait in noir. But, I suppose Lydecker just doesn't mind because he's too full of himself; he uses his wealth and "intelligence" as his power over people. Perhaps Lydecker wants to give the illusion that he quite literally has nothing to hide from McPherson, so he might as well bathe right in front of him! Preminger introduces Lydecker in such a way that we know right off the bat something is odd about him, and his relations
  2. The use of first person POV was very successful, for sure. What a great twist. I think it added tension to this scene because it made me feel as though I were "on the run" with him; even though we aren't told of his crime until the end of the clip, I was somehow still rooting for him to make it. When the announcement came on the radio, I instantly felt doomed. What will Vincent would do to save himself?! Once he started to punch the man driving, I wondered if his intentions were to make him unconscious or to kill him. I suppose he wouldn't mind killing the man in order to save himself, anyway,
  3. Wow! I don't think I could've been any more surprised! I was calmed by the lovely full moon and the sleepiness of the plantation workers until it was disrupted by a murder; multiple gun shots, dogs barking, commotion from the crowd--what a ruckus! The use of shadows from clouds covering the light of the moon is fantastic. In the darkness, she has little to no expression on her face, but when the light of the moon returns, she looks horrified! However, she doesn't seem too worried about her fate. I can't help but wonder, What is her relation to the man? Why did she kill him? P.S. I cou
  4. I think the film's realistic depiction of a train makes the viewers feel as if we are also working along side the men. I felt slight tension between the two workers to successfully operate the train in order to reach their destination; a bit stressful, yet also adventurous. The suspense made me think, Where is this train headed and why? Who really are these men, and what is their significance to the rest of the film?
  5. The mood(s) Lang is trying to create in this opening scene is tension and uncertainty. The older women fear for the lives of the neighborhood children. As mentioned in the curator's note, the sounds (children singing, cuckoo clocks, car horns, etc.) are important. I like that the use of sounds were clues as to what is wrong, making us put the pieces together instead of being flat out told through dialogue. The sounds bring out emotions, too. The song caused one of the older women to yell. Once the other woman washing clothes hears the clock, who I assume is Elsie Beckmann's mother, she smi
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