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  1. 1. In The Lodger, we are directly introduced to a scene of a young girl screaming in fear accompanied with a scary intense tone of music. In Frenzy, we are introduced in such a "traveling" way. It starts off with a pan shot of the Thames River, Then the shot gets closer to the crowd gathering and listening to the speaker who talks about getting rid of waste and toxic in the river, so in the Lodger we are introduced with fear and uncertainty, but in Frenzy we were introduced to the place where the murder happened. Another difference is how the victims were introduced. In Frenzy, a naked girl wa
  2. 1. It reveals that she is a excellent, professional thief with many identities and we know it because she has a various number of social security guards. She packs her bag and arrange her objects neatly and thoroughly. The bag is use with her new identity. When is with her old identity, she just the objects and clothes in the bag carelessly. Something mysterious is happening. Her new identity was created and her old identity was left behind and abandoned. In the end, she drop the key indicating that her old identity full of rough times during her childhood will forever be abandoned and undisco
  3. 1. The opening scene is lighthearted and has a really lovely atmosphere. Melanie and Mitch seems to be flirting with each other, as they searching for and talking about "love birds". Mitch also flirt and go along with Melanie, knowing that she's not the store clerk but still tried to talk and make funny conversations with her. 2. As Melanie walks across the street, the voice of birds is hear in the background. As she walks across the street, the voice of the birds is getting louder and it captivates her attention, predicting what might happen in the future when chaos gets to your head. In
  4. 1. Bernard's score and Saul's title design works with each other perfectly. Bernard's music develop feelings of suspense and unpredictability and a sense of urgency to the audiences. Saul's title design is also splendid. He designs the title by using the transition of the horizontal lines, as well as splitting and distorting some text and letters in the opening scene. The horizontal lines could represent Marion's transition to sin and she received the consequences of her sin after she was killed in the shower scene, her blood is cleanse and washed away with water. The splitting and distorting
  5. 1. The line is used as an inside joke. In fact, they do look familiar as both of them are well known actors and actress, the faces that the audiences will immediately recognize. Later on, Eva will call out that Cary's character is lying about himself, an attempt to let the audiences forget who they are in reality, and let the audiences see them as other characters in a movie, the cinematic world of North by Northwest. 2. The matchbook draws Eva's attention into Cary's character in a romantic, seductive way. After Cary hand her the matchbook, she used it to light up the cigarette and suddenl
  6. 1. We see Novak's face and her eyes glaring around. deciding whether or not she will fall into the trap of desire and obsession. Then, there's a close up shot on her eyes (red) and a circular shape figure that comes out from her eyes drawing our attention, maybe she could have fall into that obsession, or maybe she is drawing a man into "the obsession and desire" I think the film is about the obsession and the desire for women in the lives of men. I believe we are seeing from a man's perspective in the opening scene. As the shot was close up to the eyes of Kim Novak, the color of the shot chan
  7. 1. Hitchcock is putting all of us (the audiences) as voyeurs. We are now seeing and exploring the lives of others people as well as the environment, and we are introduced to some characters (the odd couple, the musician, and the ballet dancer) and their different lifestyles. We are now exploring and start to voyeur into the private lives of other people. Hitchcock makes us the voyeur, and it definitely raises the curiosity and intrigues the interest of the audiences. It is definitely an interesting thing for Hitchcock to makes us feel like voyeurs. I think it definitely draws the audiences in
  8. 1. Hitchcock used many ways to express the metaphor of"criss crossing" in the opening scene. The two characters walking in different directions, and they come out from the taxi in two different directions and ways. The complicated train rails or ways that seems to criss cross each other, and going in different direction, symbolizes how these two characters have a distinctively different ways of life and personality. Lastly, Both characters crossing their legs and when their legs slightly hit each other, it is a point of change that symbolizes conflict between them, their ways are not the same.
  9. 1. The opening shot in Rebecca is different from his previous British films In various ways. The setting is not located in an open public space full of people, but it is now at a mysterious, creepy rural place far away from the people and the city life. The pacing is way slower than his previous films. The music was slow and creepy and the were no fast cuts/ transitions during the opening scene. It takes and draw us to Manderley slowly and slowly as we walk down the pathway, causing a sense of mysterious fear in the audience. As we get closer and closer to Manderley,walking down the way slowly
  10. 1. In the opening scene, we are introduce with a calm and light heart atmosphere accompanied with a very bright tone of music. Then, we heard the cuckoo sound from the cuckoo clock. After the cuckoo sound was heard, things were change. The atmosphere became loud and chaotic. The music isn't hear anymore and know all we hear is the voices of people shouting in dissatisfaction. The opening scene from the Lady Vanishes is also located in an open public space full of people. In other's film, the location starts off with place full of people (and their attention) such as a theater/ musical stage or
  11. 1, The pattern I see is that it involves a setting with an open space, an open space where the people/ audiences can be engage to. In the Pleasure Garden and The 39 Steps, the opening scene starts off at a musical hall. In the Man Who Knew Too Much, it starts off at a skiing place where people is focusing their attention on the skater. Hitchcock also use extreme close up shots in such an overpowering way. In the 39 steps, they use extreme close up shots on some audiences, maybe for indication that this audience might play a role in the film. Extreme close up shots were also used in The Pleasu
  12. 1. I have never watched the movie before, but I believe that the characters will be more important than the plot. In the opening scene, the focus is on the character of a girl, and some few other characters were involved and introduced (The girl's father, The skater, and Abbott). I feel like the character's action will results in the plot having more continuity, and more suspense will be created. The character's action determines how the plot is gonna be. 2. In the opening scene, Abbott was introduce in such a mysterious manner. He acts kind of peculiar, like something weird is going on in
  13. 1. They have a conversation and suddenly the old lady starts talking about knife. The first time the lady says the word "knife". The camera cuts back to Alice, showing signs of fear and insecurity. Then, It slowly draws us and build our suspense to Alice's psychological mind when the whole conversation is heard distortedly and the word "knife" is emphasized clearly and repeatedly. This makes us feel scared and fear like Alice as we are now in Alice's psychological mind. In the end, Alice throw the knife away in shock and fear. She can't cut the bread with the knife , because she used it to ki
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  15. 1. The effect of the POV dolly shots and tracking shots was communicated powerfully. In the scene of the boys moving closer to the principal, the principal's emotions become more apparent through his face, sensing signs of destruction and the problems and conflict that might be apprised later on in the story. The shot also portray a sense of suspense psychologically, as we are now seeing in the boy's point of view. We can see how the principal's emotions were expressed towards them; a scary, thrilling sense, as well as suspense will be develop in us as we sense that problems might occur later
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