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  1. How does Hitchcock use montage or expressive editing to add vitality and rhythm to this scene? The party scene is most often viewed in a wide shot, inclusive of all the partygoers. The center of the shot, with the dancing women is where your eye is drawn, but if you glance to any other area of the shot you still encounter continual movement. EVERYONE in the shot, except for the wife and her male friend (whom you can barely see because they are behind a party goer) is engaged in large expressive movements. Most of the cuts in this scene are to smaller caches of party attendees who are ful
  2. 1) The opening sequences are starkly different in setting. Pleasure Garden's opening is upbeat and frivolous. Dancing, merriment, spectators enjoying the experience. The Lodger opens with a tight shot of a woman screaming and then the dark, outdoor anguished explanation of a female witness. They are similar in a few respects. They are both open to a highly controlled view of the opening scene which very effectively sets an immediate tone. We are sustained in that tone for the first few moments of each film with subsequent story development. In both films Hitchcock also makes us an insid
  3. Hitchcock Touch? Absolutely. He loved strong female characters who approach male characters as equals. Ex) the chorus girl, openly dislikes the focused ogling, and has no problem making jokes at the gentleman's expense. Shades of Melanie Daniels (the birds), Lila Crane ((psycho) and Jesse and Frances Stevens (to catch a theif). His ability to control your focus onto just the right thing to develop the story is strong. Tight shots of legs, controlled focus on only the girls descending the staircase, panning the mens excited faces sets the tone easily without dialogue. There are innume
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