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Posts posted by TinyTyger

  1. 1. By making things sound louder, and as with the word knife it was repetitive as if that was the only word that could be heard. Also by making the word knife louder it deemed as if the woman was being accusitive to someone with that word you can see how it makes Alive get more and more scared and agitated thinking why is she saying that word so much what does she know, did she see, does she know, things in that manner we can see how it would be to be in Alice's place.




    2. Whole the tone of the scene is a bit somber, it is not rushed and while the one woman does talk about the murder, gossiping away, the tone is not one of fear or panic it is well there was a murder, and they are set down to breakfast no one seems upset well other than Alice. The underlining tone which centers around Alice lets use see that while everything is going on around her, she is in a state of fear, she is scared of what people are talking about about what they know, and what is going on. So it mixes the two tones letting use know that the way people are thinking is very differant and we can feel both with the tones.



    3. I think because even with sound in movies we still focus more on visual than anything else and the scenes usually speak for themselves, while when sound was first being strted in movies, having relied more on  visual that anything they were just trying to get everything to mix well the sounds and the movements of the people.

    1. In this sequence, describe how Hitchcock uses sound design to put you into the subjective "mind of Alice"? Be specific.  

    2. Describe the different ways that the sound design of this scene operates in counterpoint to the visual track. For example, how does Hitchcock set up the shot where the knife flies out of Alice's hand so that it registers a shock in his audience? Pay attention to both what is happening visually and aurally. Be specific. 

    3. Why do you think this particular use of subjective sound is not used frequently in cinema? 

  2. 1.  I think it gives more of a sense of what is going on in the film with the close out shots of the room, moving in on the boys and on the girl, and then the headmaster, we can give a sense of what is going on in the room. I think even without there being an explination of what was going on we can tell that this girl is accusing one or both of them of something, and you can see the boys fear and confusion.



    2. I think he uses it to tell more of the story, as being it is a silent film you can not hear what the person is feeling, you have to be able to see it for yourself, to feel it, to know what is going on.



    3. That while the movies seem to move fast, and have a flow to them, scenes that are happy seem to flow while scenes that have fear tend to be a bit more sharp. That it tends to get close to the people so you can see their face up close so you can really see what it is they are thinking.





  3. 1. He made one are seem happy with laughing and dancing like everyone was the life of the party, while in the next room it was a bit more up tight, but the glances into the next room from the guy were as if he were wanting to be like that, where his wife would want to be with him, and not that other guy.


    2. Putting to scenes side by side in front of you of what the guy was seeing, the man in front of him talking to his wife sitting on the other mans lap till all you could see was the two sitting together, which was in a way showing that there was a moment where all he could think about was them, and being that was all you could see it was like it was you.    Also when all you see is the hands playing the piano looking down it was like you were playing the piano yourself.


    3. The man indicating that he was not as good as the other man, his wife wanted to be with him, and if he wanted her back he would have to fight for her, and he was all ready to do so, they were pushing him to do something which yes he did say he wanted to do but wasn't ready for making him feel weak.  Also the fact that he was wanting to fight and was talking about how to go about doing it, while the other guy was having a party, because it was like one felt the need to do everything while the other was calm as he felt nothing to worry about like a taunt to the other guy. While his wife was easy to be in love sent the whole thing against the other because of her.

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  4. 1. I think one of the similar things to me from each film was how each one to seemed to have certain focal points of the story to make a certain point such as in The Pleasure Garden how the focus was on say the women then the men who were gawking at them to in the Lodger, how it was focused on the witness, the dead body, and the words that were meant to be stick in the mind. Also both seemed to have someone or someone(s) who stood out as as an antagonist of sorts, in The Pleasure Garden you had the men who stole from the womans purse, and in The Lodger you had the man who thought it would be funny to cover his face when the women was speaking to put her in a fright.        While both films did have the similarities of having certain focal points, it was also what made them different, such as in The Pleasure Garden, the focal points seemed to be a bit more hurried, or light and and airy and even though we saw the men with their lears and tongues that suggested what they were thinking, to the thieves who looked proud of themselves when they stole, it was a bit more comical, like a bit of a dance, that made you feel a bit of a sneer of your face, but not to much of a need that much of anything was really wrong. What I mean by that is you see the one man go from a lear to blushing as he talks to the woman, and it seems boyish and comical, to the man who is smoking he seems to ooze confidence that even though we know he should not be doing that, we can not help but to feel, oh I wish I had confidence like that. To the men who stole we see them laughing and talking, and when they do take something the woman than can not find a letter, and it seems confusing, but we also do think it was a letter they took why would they do that and it seems comical in a way.  While in The Lodger it was more sharp and jagged, it cut deep as the focal points were more of a knife, of fear, such as the words To - Night Golden curls flashing on the screen, as we had just seen a curly haired girl screaming in fear, making us wonder was it about that girl or was someone going to be next. Also the words Murder flashing jumping from Mur to Der as if wanting us to read it over and over each part of the word on its own so that even though we knew there had been a murder it made sure we knew there had been. To the man who covered his face while he had done nothing more than be a jerk, it made people think what if that is him, is it him, did he do something, he did do something. Thus making us hate him not only for feeling afraid that it was him, but because there had been a murder it seemed so wrong to do something so callus to anyone just to give them more of a fright.



    2. I think what stands out is how one film can feel like a dance, and not just from the woman dancing which I think did help, as it moved from seen to seen quickly, and made us feel like for the most part while we watched the film it was nothing but a dream if you will and it made us smile.  While the other film while things did move a bit fast they seemed to be most thrust in your face, in your mind, you felt the need to look everywhere in the film in fear that a monster was lurking in the darkness at the edge of the screen moving about in delight at the fear he was causing. We hoped that our scrutiny might save someone even though we know it is a film out minds scream tell them no.




    3. It makes us know that something bad is going on, that what was going on was not something that was quick, it took a bit of time, like she had been snuck up on and had turned in a scream and had fallen from either tripping backwards or being pushed, we feel the fear that she does, and even though their is no sound we can hear the scream because her faces makes us from her fear.   I would have to say physco.

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  5. 1. Yes I do, I feel the way the camera focuses on certain parts and angles some of them giving off what can be described as a bit sinister, the leering of the men, the look on the one womens face as the one guy looks at her.


    2. I agree


    3. I do not feel there were any limitations at all, I feel that it was very well put without to many words what was going on, and what was being said just in the faces and postures alone. I very much enjoy that to be honest, I so think that with film a lot can be said with very little words.

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