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Posts posted by oregon1965

  1. This scene is pertinent because after all the work that's been put into Eliza she finds out that it was all for a bet now she is faced with a uncertain future. Questions like does she continue on as his Ward of sorts? Now that she is this proper, lady where does she go from here? And Rex Harrison remains clueless about her fears he won the bet that's it as far as he is concerned so when she screams at him and throws his slippers at him  he still remains clueless as to why if you really boil this movie Down to it's essence it's all about Rex Harrisons characters ego can he take this street lady (Audrey Hepburn) and make her a proper lady? He does so but in doing so her throws her humanity away she is just a bet to be won! It kind of shows us a little about our self's how much do we see our self's in Rex Harrisons character

  2. In the two clips you see two different sides of Robert Preston one a slick shyster the other a suave slick troublemaker.one is trying to sell to the public the other is showing the audience themself. I saw him in the last Starfighter and even in that one he was trying to convince a young boy to come with him and fight in a real star battle. In this and the other clips he is this convincing  kind of con artist naughty devil may care character.

  3. I love gene kelly as the struggling artist the use of color in the ending scene is brilliant and how it disappears at the end as does gene kelly and we only see the rose. I don,t think of him as unlikable he is just frustrated at his paintings being unappreciated and we see that come out when the third yr student tries to critiqe his paintings and he shoos her off

  4. We see Fred Astaire trying to woo  ginger Rogers and at first she is resistant but as the scene progresses she slowly warms to his charm and matches his moves step for step it's almost like they are trying to one up each other and she is saying I can match each one of your steps and they both end up enjoying the competition. Its light-hearted and we enjoy the the competetiness of the two

  5. I like how the scene is like a rollercoaster of emotions for us. We don't understand what is being said but we get the gist.first we have the argument about the garter which is amusing now but back then to see a woman's garter on screen was a bit shocking.then when she pulls out the gun we are really shocked. Then her husband shows  up and things get awkward she appears to shoot herself which we find out minutes later is a pistol with blanks it's almost like a miniature soap opera. And with Marie,s facial expression it also tells its own story

  6. 1)the music kind of reminds you of a short film like the little rascals.you can almost feel the frustration in the people seated.then the lady comes in smiling lifting the mood in the room a bit then the mood drops again and Hitchcock reenforces that frustrated mood with the two men talking loudly as the skis clatter and the clock chimes all at the same time.


    2)The two men Caldicott and Charters are also frustrated but for their own reasons. One for missing the train then at each other because the one insisted on standing for the nation anthem then finding out it was 20 min long


    3)When the 3 women come in we notice they all stay together and the camera focuses in on them from doorway to staircase and when the clerk come to greet them Margaret !ockwood is placed to the forefront and does most of talking dominating the conversation from doorway to staircase.

  7. 1) Hitchcock opens his scenes in crowds,in places we go everyday at a sporting event or on a train or a music Hall

    2)I agree he takes an ordinary person and thrusts them into extrodinary situations


    3)No one is taking Mr memory seriously like the main character in the man who knew to much he tries telling the truth but no one believes him their money apt to believe his lies then his truth

  8. {1 He takes the Dragnet approach to police dramas and turns it upside down. like when they walk in to the room instead of going through the  Door like the other two men,Drebin walks past the false wall


    (2 Mel Brooks approach is seamless everything knitted together. whereas zazs approach is controlled chaos


    (3 If you put the two together their alike Drebin is the american version of Clouseau thy both embrace the clueless Detective who solves the case without knowing how they did it.

  9. 1) you notice that Tony Curtis never speaks throughout the scene, He,s cool and collected. Whereas the Villan  and his assistant try to slip up the hero (Tony Curtis) and it ends up backfiring on them like a bugs bunny cartoon.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2) No matter what the hero walks away without a scratch oblivious to what has just happened.                                                                                                                                                                               3) Tony Curtis the dashing hero confident. Jack Lemmon the mustache the sneer and his clueless sidekick

  10. 1) The warped pool stick. The fact that inspector Clouseau has gripped and stroked the stick so hard it has warped, yet he still chooses to use it, hoping that the suspect won,t notice.                                                                                                                                                                                                     2) He,s clueless and inept even through all this, He still trying to portray a man who has it all together.                                                                                                                                                                    3) Even through all that happens to him,He manages to keep up the facade that no matter, what its all part of the game. It happens then he,s on to the next thing leaving behind chaos and destruction in his wake                                                                                                                                                                               

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