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  1. 1.What was the first Judy Garland film you recall watching? What was your impression of her? My 1st movie of Judy Garland was The Wizard of OZ. My impression of her was OMG the young lady has one heck of a voice. 2.How do you view her differently after viewing these clips than you might have viewed her previously? After viewing the clips I know see the comic side of her. 3. 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? Meet me in St Louis is one of the one
  2. I have a couple of musicals movies that I have seen more then once my ultimate favorite is Signing in the Rain. I love watching this movie from start to finish.
  3. 1. 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 She a con artist that likes to steal money from safes, shes even carring a lock pickyng device. Marnie is also on the run she getting all her own belongings and discarding them putting all her new belongs into a new suitscase. THe washing of hair repesent to be that Marnie has more then one personality. 2. How does Hitchcock use Bernard Herrmann's score in this scene? It's a more sadder score mak
  4. 1.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? It's a romantic comedy. Melanie is very interested in Mitch who is very good looking. She portrays as the pet shop employee just to flirt with him. 2.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? The birds sounds and visual effect in the opening scene is kinda eerie and creepy to look
  5. 1.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? These two knew very well what works! This has to be one of my favorite scores of all of hitchcock movies. The graphic to me kinda remind me of knives and the score just the suspence and creepiness it add to it. 2. As the titles end, we have three shots of Phoenix, Arizona, and a very specific day, date, and time: “FRIDAY, DECEMBER THE ELEVENTH” a
  6. 1.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. Cary and Eva are two very classy actors. There's a lot of sexual attraction toward each other and that makes this scene so HOT!!!! 2. There is minimal action in this scene, so any deviation from the overall pattern of focusing on the faces of the two leads will have increased significance. In that sense, discuss how Hitchcock uses
  7. 1 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. The whole mood with the images and music tell the story that its about a women how is trying to put us under her spell. 2 In your own estimation, what is the single most powerful image in this title sequence? Defend your answer. I think the most powerful single i
  8. 1.How would you describe the opening camera shot of this film? What is Hitchcock seeking to establish in this single shot that opens the film? Whose vantage point is being expressed in this shot, given that Jeff has his back to the window? WOW what an opening the colors the whole set is vibrating with action. The vantage point were seeing is Jeff's but also the audience Hitchcock is setting up the motif. My guess because his the main character who we will see more in detail thru out the movie. 2.What do we learn about Jeff in this scene without any pertinent lines of dialogue (other tha
  9. 1In how many ways does Hitchcock play with or visually manifest the metaphor of “criss cross” or “criss-crossing” in this introductory sequence. [For those who haven’t seen the film yet, the idea of “criss cross” is central idea in this film, a theme Hitch sets up from the opening frames of this film] Be specific. The camera angles when the cabs arrive they both coming from different directions. Both Guy and Bruno sit across from each other and the train track over lap each other. 2.Even in this brief scene, how does Hitchcock create a sense of contrast between Guy (Farley Granger) and Brun
  10. What Hitchcock "touches" do you see in this early scene from the movie? POV the camera movement that way he wants you to feel as Cary Grant walk in the room. 2. How does Hitchcock choose to light, frame, and photograph his two stars in this scene?What are some of the contrasts that Hitchcock trying to set up between these two characters through art direction, costume, and cinematography? The contrasts set up that Hitchcock is the lighting at the beging from dark to light as Berman tries to adjust her eyes to Grant walking in while she laying on the bed. 3. Based on this scene (or t
  11. What Hitchcock "touches" do you see in this opening sequence? Moreover, what do we learn about or know about the couple through the scene's visual design: the props, the set design or dressing, the decor, the camera angles, the lighting, etc? Hitchcock touche is that he want you to get into his POV with this couple. From just watching the begining scene it seems to me that they have been enjoying each other company for days. This couple is like any other typical coulpe. One day love each other and the next they want to strangle each other. 2.Do you agree or disagree with the following stat
  12. 1. As mentioned in the curator's note, this scene operates as a prelude to the main story. What do learn about the character of Uncle Charlie in this prelude? Be specific. Never seen this film before, but Uncle Charlie look like a gamgster or gambler he's running away from something. 2. In what ways does this opening remind you of watching a film noir? If it doesn't remind you of a film noir, what makes the opening here different from the opening of a noir film like Siodmak's The Killers (Note: If you haven't seen The Killers, it is fine to answer this question in general terms about your
  13. This is one of My favorite Hitchcock movies. 1. Describe how this opening is different from the multiple opening scenes you have seen in the Daily Doses from the British silent and/or sound period? The opening scene is different in this movie because it's like a blast from the past, The New Mrs. Winters is telling her story of how she first got to Manderley. It's also more gothic. 2. What are the Hitchcock "touches" in this opening that help you identify this as a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock? POV is the one of Hitchcock signature move. 3. How does this opening sequence
  14. 1. Using specific examples, describe how Hitchcock opens The Lady Vanishes. What tone, mood, or atmosphere is Hitchcock establishing for the audience very early on in this picture? Pay particular attention to the music. The tone set my this movie opening is a happy go lucky. 2. Discuss the characters of Caldicott and Charters in this scene. What do the performances of Caldicott and Charters add to this scene. Both these two Characters add the comedy to this movie. 3. From their doorway entrance to their staircase exit, describe how Hitchcock uses dialogue, camera movement, and the placeme
  15. 1. Now that you have seen multiple openings to Hitchcock's British films, how does this opening both fit a pattern you have seen previously as well as deviate from other opening scenes? The pattern with this film and Hitchcock other films is that they are all in open spaces, they all have an audience. 2. Do you agree or disagree with Rothman's assessment that Hitchcock in this film is focused on introducing a more innocent lead character than in previous opening sequences of his films? I agree with Rothman's assessment of the lead character his more easy going not so intense, and a bit o
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