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  1. 1. How does the opening of Frenzy differ from the opening of The Lodger? Feel free to rewatch the clip from The Lodger (Daily Dose #2) for comparison. As is obvious...black and white to color...the opening of Frenzy has a fabulous opening score....almost lighthearted...the opening of The Lodger is nothing close to lighthearted....also as the gentleman makes his speech it is evident the environmental concern of the Thames the cleaning up....this was not even a thought in the 1920's 2. What are some of the common Hitchcock touches that you see in this opening scene? Be specific. We are back i
  2. Based on the opening sequence alone, what do you feel you already know about Marnie as a character? In what ways does Hitchcock visually reveal her character through her interaction with objects. It appears that Marnie is dishonest or hiding....taking on the persona of different people....as shown in picking different Social Security cards and changing her hair color...as well as her clothing. Why is she changing her identity?? Who or why is she hiding her identity from...Is she wanted or escaping some form of cruelty...Is she guilty or innocent?? Throwing the key down the grate she is throwi
  3. In what ways does this opening scene seem more appropriate to a romantic comedy than a “horror of the apocalypse” film? What do we learn about Melanie (Tippi Hedren) and Mitch (Rod Taylor) in this scene? There is an immediate attraction between the two handsome/beautiful and well dressed couple....the playful ease between the two of them....he must know she does not work there but regardless he continues the banter..he and she wants to continue the interaction..if you had no idea about this film you would think it is about a developing love story...and what it going to happen between the two..
  4. Psycho opens with title design by Saul Bass and music by Bernard Herrmann. This is their third collaboration for Hitchcock, including Vertigoand North by Northwest. How does the graphic design and the score introduce the main themes of this film? The music enhances the splitting of the titles...the splitting of Norman Bates as himself and his mother.....the music is so haunting it immediately reminds me of the chopping of the knife into Janet Leigh....the high pitch intensity...you cringe as you hear it As the titles end, we have three shots of Phoenix, Arizona, and a very specific day, date,
  5. Even at the level of the dialogue, this film is playing with the idea that two Hollywood stars are flirting with each other (e.g. the line, "I look vaguely familiar.") How does our pre-existing knowledge of these stars function to create meaning in this scene. Just that line.."I look vaguely familiar."...Hitchcock is playing with the viewer...Who was more famous than Cary Grant....I love the cat and mouse of the actors...to me Eva Marie Saint is so in control in this scene so composed so alluring....and Cary Grant responds so well....The attraction is so subtle the dialogue perfect...seems lik
  6. Great Idea....Love seeing everyone's favorite....yes as stated earlier this may change as the course continues 1. Notorius 2. Rear Window 3. Suspicion 4. Rebecca 5. Dial M for Murder
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