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  1. Hitch used sound design as a "point / coounterpoint". The gossip woman droning on about the murder mad eAlice distressed, and could not concentrate on anything ("point"). When she entered the phone booth, the sounds were toatlly muted, not partially like they would be in real life. This allowed her to concentrate on a task ("counterpoint"). The scene at the table was great! Alice was clearly nervous about handling the knife, and the constant repeating of the word "knife" among the unintelligible talking was itself a form of "stabbing". Hitch wonderfully used this scene to show his pench
  2. 1. In your own words, please describe the effect of watching the POV dolly shots / POV tracking shots in this scene? It really gave a sense of anticipation and urgency to me. Depending on the camera view, you either feel that you are one of the two male characters about to be accused, or you are the woman about to accuse. 2. Why do you think Hitchcock uses the technique of a POV tracking shot? What does it add to his visual storytelling? It gives the viewer a sense of actively participating in the shot, and therefore helps to conjure the emotions the characters are feeling.
  3. 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? Similarities: Typical crowded and fast-moving scenes. Differences: No humor in this one! 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? The first is the close-up of the woman screaming. Second, the flashing sign "TO-NIGHT, GOLDEN CURLS", which, ironically
  4. 1. Do you see the beginnings of the "Hitchcock touch" in this sequence? Often, Hitchcock uses scenes with crowded or fast-moving people, such as the opening scene in this clip. 2. Do you agree or disagree with Strauss, Yacowar, and Spoto assessments that this sequence contains elements, themes, or approaches that we will see throughout Hitchcock's 50-year career? Yes, the ironic humor such as the man smoking next to the 'Smoking Prohibited" sign, and the woman sleeping in the audience of a show directed towards leering men are signature Hitch. 3. Since this is a silent film, do
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