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Everything posted by Ktecca

  1. 1. While the interactions are purposefully "distant", you can tell the attraction is in play. In the first scene Eddy is outward with his affection for MacDonald, she is the "girl of the time" to fit with the playboy character. She is clear that she won't be one of his girls. However in scene 2, it is clear that she is attracted to the Eddy character, more that she wants to convey and is embarrassed by her inability to master the crowd in the way that she is singing. She is too prim to utilize her sexuality to attract attention. 2. This is the first Nelson Eddy, Janette MacDonald movie t
  2. 1. I agree the film plays up the brighter perspective as during the depression the theatre may not be filled to capacity nor would money be "wasted" on such an flower display. I also agree with the thoughts of others as to tipping with the 5 pound note. 2. I believe in other Depression clips there will be continued themes of the beautiful woman, competition for talent and using subversion to challenge competitors. 3. Pre-code I would have expected for Ziegfeld to be waiting in the star's dressing room, the star to be more seductively dressed and perhaps a wardrobe change in the
  3. I also wish to thank Professor Edwards and TCM. I have always loved classic films for multiple reasons but I have never looked at them as I do now. What has started for me by your opening the door to the 50 years of Hitchcock films, I will carry into others e.g. really looking at the opening scenes, listening to the crescendos in the soundtrack, watching the camera shots, wondering what importance a prop is going to have later in the plot, watching for the MacGuffin - if there is one. As you stated, knowing Hitchcock made films from the 20's through the 70's is astounding. I wonder what he
  4. Four films that come to mind: "The Devils Own" - Harrison Ford/Brad Pitt "Primal Fear" - Richard Gere "What Lies Beneath" - Harrison Ford "The Jackal" - Richard Gere These films all are driven by a MacGuffin but the issues really relate to the psychological suspense related to the characters and their choices/conflicts within the films. They all have an element of a "chase" with a time element looming and in several, the audience has information heightening the suspense, that the protagonist does not. Any of these actors would be excellent choices for Hitchcock to c
  5. I agree with many of those posted, I would add Jennifer Lawrence as actress; definitely Hans Zimmer, John Williams and James Horner - composers; Christopher Nolan, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Directors and Hoyte Van Hoytema, John Toll, Emmaneul Lubezki and Wally Pfister - cinematographers
  6. What challenged you the most as a Director in turning the iconic "shower scene" into the basis for the documentary "78/52" and when will we be able to see it?
  7. In the opening scene of “The Lodger” a silent scream indicates a dead body, the scene is dark and panic/chaos is apparent in the crowd with their facial features. The scene was set to appear somewhat chaotic. In "Frenzy", the scene is controlled and purposeful e.g. a public gathering. Even when the crowd spots the dead body, more curiosity than panic is conveyed. Common touches I observed: the Hitchcock cameo, a public location with London introduced as part of the scene, crowds and an early introduction to the focus of the film. In "Frenzy" it appears Hitchcock starts with the body a
  8. 1. Music is frantic and aggressive – sets up the audience for the pace of the movie that is coming 2. He is setting scene for potentially adulterous relationship at least one out of the norm – at this time both of these people have work obligations and the reference to “lunch” that she brought implies they have done this previously. Voyeuristic POV shooting through the window, reminds me of the scenes of the various apartments in Rear Window 3. Marion “directs” the John Gavin character as to what she will and will not do in the future and what her expectations are for marri
  9. 1. As mentioned in the curator's note, this scene operates as a prelude to the main story. What do we learn about the character of Uncle Charlie in this prelude? Be specific. Uncle Charlie appears arrogant and nonchalant as he lays on the bed with his cigar, money on the floor and starring at the ceiling. He suspects someone will be coming for him and doesn't appear to care because "you've got nothing on me." However, in throwing the glass - he also shows an anger that what he knew was going to happen - did catch up with him. 2. In what ways does this opening remind you of watching
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