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  1. 1. Similarities/differences for Pleasure Garden (PG) and The Lodger (L): The focus again was on blond/fair-haired girls. There were voyeuristic elements in both at the beginning, namely the leering men in the audience (PG) and then the crowd surrounding the woman telling her story (L); humour was also present in both - the sleeping woman in the audience (PG) and the newspaper seller pleased the murders were happening as Tuesday meant increased paper sales (L). However, the differences were that in the PG you met the characters straight away - namely, the two young girls who are central to
  2. I believe there are many Hitchcock touches here, from the never ending descent of beautiful girls descending the spiral staircase, the framing of the following shot as the onlooker watches the girls on the stage through the curtains and the introduction of a blonde girl, which Hitch did seem to favour in many of his later films. The assessments given by Strauss et al were correct. There was the juxtaposition of the 'smoking prohibited' sign with the man smoking underneath it; the fuzzy camera shot that then focuses on the girls' legs with the use of binoculars - this implies that you too,
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