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  1. 1. How does Hitchcock use montage or expressive editing to add vitality and rhythm to this scene? The beginning of the scene has the boxer contemplating his future and we slowly descend into his inner thoughts of leaving his wife, his future, and thinking about her falling in love with another man while he is gone. Slowly the thoughts turn from a reasonable thought to an over the top obsession of montage with his fear of his wife leaving him. Hitchcock uses this montage to get a deeper look at the boxers hidden fears visually rather than in words. 2. As is the case with a lot of German Exp
  2. Compare the opening of The Lodger to the opening of The Pleasure Garden - what similarities and differences do you see between the two films? Again there is the hustle and bustle of people in their busy day from dancing girls to newspaper men. There are contrasting personalities on screen from serious, to easy going, to very jovial. The Pleasure Garden has more of a traditional, natural flow to the way the scenes are connected compared to the opening of The Lodger which has more fast cutaways to speed up the emotion of the viewer, gripping you and taking you into the suspense. Identify
  3. 1. Do you see the beginnings of the "Hitchcock touch" in this sequence? Please provide specific examples. Yes, as the scene opens there are people moving frantically about as seen in many of his openings. The theme of voyeurism is there right away as we peek down on the dancing girls from above and focus on the legs of the "Hitchcock blonde" with binoculars reminiscent of "Rear Window". There is a strong, flirty leading lady that is strong, sensual, yet not completely safe in her surroundings. The theme of crime is there well as her purse is pick-pocketed. 2. Do you agree or disagre
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