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Paul Tilburgs

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  1. This thread is great . I'll add another one (with trains! ): Transsiberian (2007): Roy (Woody Harrelson) and Jessie (Emily Mortimer) are a naive American couple traveling from China to Moscow on the legendary Transsiberian express. They meet another couple - the mysterious and seductive Carlos (Eduardo Noriega) and his enigmatic girlfriend Abby (Kate Mara) - and what was a simple train journey soon turns into a thrilling chase of deception and murder as corrupt police officers (Ben Kingsley and Thomas Kretschmann) pursue them and it soon becomes clear that everyone is not what they first s
  2. I thought of some more... 8 Femmes (2002): One morning the industrialist Marcel is found stabbed in his room. Eight women are his potential murderers: His wife Gaby, his daugthers Suzon and Catherine, his mother-in-law Mamy, his sister-in-law Augustine, his sister Pierette, the cook Chanel and the maid Louise. The house is isolated in a snowstorm, the phone is dead and one of them has to be the culprit. Mutual suspisions reveal the various secrets in their lives. Swimming Pool (2003): Sarah Morton is a famous British mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new
  3. The Deep End (2001): Still waters run deadly in this gripping suspense thriller about the extraordinary depths to which seemingly ordinary people will sink in the name of love. Tilda Swinton "is magnificent" (The New York Times) as housewife Margaret Hall, a fiercely protective mother caught in a vortex of deception when it appears that her son may be guilty of murder. One desperate act leads to another, and soon she's being blackmailed by the mysterious Alek Spera. Plein Soleil (1960): In a taut, expertly crafted thriller Delon is Ripley, an emissary sent by a wealthy American industriali
  4. 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? Hitchcock seems to be setting the scene: first a cursory glance over the courtyard showing us the layout and then making clear that this the view out of the window of our protagonist. Next shot shows the heat and gives some closer shots of some of the neighbors, whose antics arouse our curiosity and even titillate us (shaving oneself in the sitting room, s
  5. I just found a copy of the release script on my dvd copy: I checked and it is "Bandrika".
  6. During the 2012 restoration of 9 early Hitchcock films, 20 minutes were added back to the Pleasure garden, see https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2012/jun/29/bfi-hitchcock-the-pleasure-garden. So the complete film should run abnout 80 minutes. As far as I know this version is not yet available anywhere on DVD or Blu-ray.
  7. I would suggest Charade, also by Stanley Donen: A young American in Paris (Audrey Hepburn) flees a trio of crooks who are trying to recover the fortune her late husband stole from them. The only person she can trust is Cary Grant's suave, mysterious stranger. Director Stanley Donen goes deliciously dark for Charade, a glittering emblem of sixties style and macabre wit.
  8. Compare the opening of The Lodger to the opening of The Pleasure Garden - what similarities and differences do you see between the two films? similarities: the use of point of view shots the minimal use of title cards differences: The Lodger starts dramatically with a murder of a “golden curled” girl whereas The Pleasure Garden starts more leisurely setting the scene/introducing characters. The Lodger’s opening shot is one self-contained story strand (the murder and spreading the news of it) whereas The Pleasure Garden’s has at least 2: the story of the self-assured Blond inside the thea
  9. Do you see the beginnings of the "Hitchcock touch" in this sequence? Yes: we see what Hitchcock wants us to see (the focus on the staircase by having the sides completely black, the point of view shots, the lighting emphasis on the bag of the girl outside the theater as being looked at by the pick-pocketing thieves): all things we will see again in later films like Rear Window, Vertigo, etc. Also note that Hitchcock is already using the mechanical possibilities of the camera to establish mood: the initially out of focus p.o.v. shot to zoomed in in focus shot on the blonde suggests the leerin
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