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  1. Hitchcock’s use of the tracking shots builds suspense of the plot. He uses these techniques to enhance the narrative. As the audience is brought into closer proximity, the girl’s telling of the story because the main focus. Hitchcock uses the superimposed images as she tells her story. The audience is able to compare the story she tells with the action as they watched her and the other young man in their relationship. Hitchcock prefers to have the audience to watch the events without any mystery, as he stated in the Scott interview. As the audience possesses the knowledge of what happened, th
  2. Hitchcock use of montage for The Ring brings a subjective view to enhance the emotional state of the husband and wife. Hitchcock uses a mirror as the portal for the characters to project their emotions, which appears to feed into their insecurities. The wife sees her husband as not interested in her while she is in the other room, even though she is sitting the arm of the chair of a another man. The husband sees his wife sitting closely to another man. The image of his wife and the other man is a superimposed projection while he attempts to focus on the conversation with the men who want to di
  3. In The Lodger, Hitchcock sets the mood and builds tension with the very first shots. His use of montage with the screaming woman, the murder victim, focuses on the crime that was committed. He used a titled angle shot for the screaming woman to enhance the tension more. He continues with the news of the crime being spread by the witness, police, and reporters. The word MUR-DER with the highlighted syllables builds the tension that Hitchcock wants to portray that is felt in the community. I can image hearing the word MURDER being shouted with the highlights of each syllable. Each shot is short
  4. In the Pleasure Garden, the shot with the manager smoking in front of the “No Smoking” sign provides an immediate clue that he is man who does not follow the social norms or rules of society. Even though this is a silent film, Hitchcock develops the story with details of mise-en-scène. This shot is reminiscent to Norman Bates, in Psycho as we view him in the parlor shot prior to the shower scene. The decorative walls describe Norman’s character with the stuffed birds of prey and paintings of men attaching women. Even though Norman seems normal, but he is predator like the images on his wall.
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