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Everything posted by TonyCow

  1. Hi Alexandre: I really enjoyed your discussions with Ben before all the Hitchcock movies last week. I have see most of his movies at least 10 times including his silent films and your pre and post move discussions were quite enlightening. I actually have a personal question? Are you one of my fellow Canadians? I grew up just north of Montreal and am curious as to whether you are from Quebec, Eastern Ontario or New Brunswick? Tony Cowan Vancouver, B.C.
  2. 1. The opening shot differs in that we see a much more graphic shot of the dead woman. 2. Common touches. Crowd scene in public place. Zooming overhead camera shot. Hitchcock cameo. Bit of irony, comedy. "we will clean up the river" just before a body is found. 3. I think the main purpose to to show the normal "optimistic" side of humanity, i.e. We are going to clean up the rivers and then the dark side. A body in that river.
  3. 1. We are led to believe that this character wants to change identities. Having a purse full of cash likely means she has stolen the money. The new clothes and changing of her hair colour combined with her multiple Social Security Cards means likely means that she is has been down this road before and is planning to change identities. 2. The score helps introduce the mystery surrounding the character. We can see that she is discarding her old identity, clothes etc, and the music sets a mood of uncertainty. 3. He looks at Marnie passing and then directly at the camera as if to say I'm
  4. 1. The opening of the film looks like a typical boy meets girl scene. Mistaken identity, flirting,(he is looking for love birds) Both actors are obviously attractive and attracted to each other. 2. Hitchcock emphasizes the bird sounds outside and inside the shop. This is meant to be the focus of the film. Birds making ominous noises are something we rarely pay attention to. We take them for granted. Melanie looking up at the noise and noticing the large amount of birds in the sky are as result of the din. 3. The cameo of Hitchcock scurrying out the store with 2 dogs (another double)
  5. 1. The opening titles and score set a mood of disconcerting edginess. The credits come from all different directions and the letters are put together to form the whole name or word. The score highlights the overall sense of urgency with its rapid sequence of heightened changes in tempo. 2. Hitchcock gives us a specific time and place to give us an idea of what and when things are going to happen. I believe he enter the hotel room through the window so that we may be a witness to the tryst. We are given a look at someone who is "cheating" and unhappy with the current arrangement she has with h
  6. 1. Well Cary Grant is handsome and has always played a man who ladies are attracted to. It would not be that much of a stretch to think Eva Marie Saint would be attracted to him. It is also believable to find him attracted to her. She is attractive, witty and just a little bit mysterious. 2. Well the R.O.T. is used to confirm his identity. He also uses the matchbook to initiate contact with Miss. Kendall.. 3. The music in this scene is definitely romantic. It is quite different to the music heard when we are watching the opening or other scenes where Cary Grant is in trouble.
  7. 1. To me it looks like the film will be about someone entering into the unknown. First we have an extreme close up and then we fall into the person through her eye. The spiraling rings look like the film is taking you into the abyss. The striking sound also takes us into a dark and foreboding place. The music is ominous. 2. The most powerful image is the close up on the eye turning red. Red always seem to imply danger to me. 3. The image and score work together to give the impression that something bad is about to happen. The searching eyes, the spirals and the music work well together in p
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