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  1. 1. How does Hitchcock use montage or expressive editing to add vitality and rhythm to this scene? The gaiety and drunkenness are expressed with elongated keys, high powered almost frenzied dancing, and fun house mirror view of the dancing that completely blurs, not unlike the dancer’s state of insobriety 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 create that feeling of subjectivity. The main
  2. 1. Compare the opening of The Lodger to the opening of The Pleasure Garden - what similarities and differences do you see between the two films? ​I always feel that I am in the direct POV or almost at his shoulder. Never do I feel simply a member of the audience. 2. Identify elements of the "Hitchcock style" in this sequence? Please provide specific examples. Even if you are not sure if it is the "Hitchcock style," what images or techniques stand out in your mind as powerful storytelling? Or images that provide an excess of emotion? ​I liked the pinned message from The Avenger t
  3. 1. Fine attire belies a coarse disposition found in Ray Milland, Dial M for Murder. Misunderstanding with the stolen letter results in a distinct vulnerability as in the mistaken identity of Cary Grant in North by Northwest. 2. Yacowar's brilliant observation that "Hitchcock masks off the sides of the screen, as if the whole world were shrunk to that staircase. For the men of binoculars and monocles, all asteam, the world is that narrow." 3. Silent film had no limitations for Hitchcock.
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