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  1. 1. In this sequence, describe how Hitchcock uses sound design to put you into the subjective "mind of Alice"? Be specific. With a close-up on Alice's face, the mumbling dialogue and the repetition of the word "knife" leaves the viewer deep in the isolated and frantic mind of the character. Alice is more agitated as the dialogue continues and she finally throws the knife off the table. 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
  2. 1. In your own words, please describe the effect of watching the POV dolly shots / POV tracking shots in this scene? The POV dolly shots bring me into the emotion and drama of the film. I feel closer to the action and to the feelings of each performer. 2. Why do you think Hitchcock uses the technique of a POV tracking shot? What does it add to his visual storytelling? The POV tracking shot helps to move the viewer into the story itself feeling the drama and tension experienced by the characters and the situation. There is also a clear visual contrast between a steady shot showing c
  3. 1. How does Hitchcock use montage or expressive editing to add vitality and rhythm to this scene? The montage technique is even more pronounced in "The Ring". This technique generates tension and some excitement especially the musical instrument montage. You can almost feel the rivalry between the two characters even though there is no spoken dialogue. 2. As is the case with a lot of German Expressionist films, in this scene, there are many shots that are very subjective and put us into the psychological mind of a main character. Please note the various techniques Hitchcock uses to
  4. I am new to Hitchcock's silent films. You can definitely see the imagery and emotion that begins here and develops throughout his later work. The opening sequence in "The Lodger" reminded me immediately of "Psycho". The sequences (combined with the music) were very ominous, dark, and foreboding. Despite the cinematic majesty, I never ever feel at ease watching any of Hitchcock's films. It is clear from these early films that he knows his audience well and is able to easily build suspense in every sequence.
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