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  1. I don't watch many new movies, I'm an old soul, but I think JK Rowling would be an interesting match and in terms of TV production, I would absolutely love to see what Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould would come up with if they collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock. It would be Breaking Bad on steroids. In terms of writers, as many others have mentioned, a Stephen King collaboration would be interesting to say the least.
  2. This has been a fantastic class and I'm so glad I was able to participate. Thank you! I'm not sure these films were inspired by Hitchcock but I've always felt they had a Hitchcock feel: The Postman Always Rings Twice Gaslight Dark Passage I also absolutely love the film Foul Play and it's spoofing of Hitchcock's films. I remember watching it as a kid and at the time, I didn't understand the references but thought it was funny. Now when I watch it as an adult (which is often as I have it on DVD) I love it that much more.
  3. 1) In short we have The Lodger, a dead blonde woman by a river in London at night vs. Frenzy, a dead blonde woman in a river in London during the day. The Lodger differs most in that we start off the movie with immediate chaos and hysteria whereas, Frenzy starts off with an almost pleasant feel provided by the arial shot and the score. Both movies not only feature a dead blonde but also that odd Hitchcock humor. We all want a clear river in which we can better see dead bodies.... 2) The POV shot, the large crowd, a musical score and of course, a mystery. 3) Hitchcock's openings s
  4. 1) We see right from the beginning that she has different identities based on the various social security cards and the hair dye. She is packing new, clean, pressed clothes into one suitcase and tossing wrinkled, rumpled clothes into another. I take this to mean she is discarding one old disheveled life/identity for another new crisp, fresh one and clearly has no desire to return as she locks the old suitcase in a locker and throws the key away. 2) The score is sad yet mysterious and builds to the climax of her revealing she is now blonde and essentially a new identity/person. 3)
  5. 1) The opening has a lighthearted feeling with Melanie and Mitch flirting about the birds. Melanie is well dressed, well spoken and appears to have money. We learn Mitch is intelligent and has some bird knowledge so he is wise to the fact that Melanie is actually not a store clerk but he has a sense of humor and plays along. He is also well dressed, well spoken but he has a conservative manner about him. 2) The background noise of the birds starts out as just that, background noise. As Melanie nears the store, the noise steadily increases to the point is almost drowns out the street
  6. 1) When I hear the score and see the lines slashing back and forth across the screen, I visualize the shower scene. It is almost as if the music with its staccato beat is mimicking the stabbing, as does the movement of the black and gray bars. 2) When I see the location and date/time, I'm reminded of old black and white TV police dramas. To me it seems like a crime scene stat indicating date and time of death. Maybe this is Hitchcock's way of telling us Marion will die, or maybe that her decision on this day, leads to her death. The scene with the blinds is reminiscent of Rear
  7. 1) I've watched this scene many times and I never imagined Hitchcock was poking fun at the fame of the actors. I always assumed that these lines referred to Roger poking fun at himself for being a wanted fugitive and Eve knowing who he really is. I'm not sure if my pre-existing knowledge creates meaning but I've always had the feeling that when Cary Grant was playing Roger Thornhill, he was playing himself. I really don't know much about Eva Marie Saint outside of this film so I can't answer this question as it refers to her. 2) The use of the matchbook is interesting in that it will
  8. 1) As much as I love this film, I really don't care for the opening. In fact, all the spiral designs make me think about my Spirograph set I had as a kid. I spent hours playing with the crazy thing. I guess if I try to forget what this film is about and focus on the opening alone, I would assume that either the female in the film is hypnotized by something or she is hypnotizing to someone else as indicated by the spirals over the eyes. The spirals also give a dizzying effect and for anyone familiar with vertigo, that is how you feel - like your surroundings are spiraling around you.
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