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  1. The two that come to mind would be composer Alexandre Desplat and director Stanley Donen. I picked Alexnadre Desplat because of his music for some of the Harry Potter films. I thought he would complement a Hitchcock movie nicely, with the experience of extraordinary music for extraordinary scenarios. Stanley Donen, I thought, would also be a nice complement to Hitchcock because of his movie Charade, which is called " The Greatest Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made". My third pick would be, if he was still alive, would be Stanley Kubrick. I would choose him because of The Shining and his
  2. The first one that comes to mind is Cape Fear, starring Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum. This is like a southern Hitchcockian thriller, with Mitchum playing Max Cady, who stalks Peck and his family. Plus, there is a very Hitchcockian score done by Bernard Herrmann.
  3. My question is for both Dr. Edwards and Mr. Philippe. If you had to pick one Hitchcock movie as your favorite, which one would it be and why? - Lauren Applegren
  4. 1) The opening of Frenzy is different than that of the Lodger because, with Frenzy, it lacks the visual of the murderer, the victim alive, and the police treating the area as a crime scene, all of which are in the Lodger. Another difference is that Frenzy’s opening is in the daytime, where the Lodger’s opening is either at night or in the early hours of morning. One final difference between the two is that with Frenzy, a normal day is occurring along the banks, when the body of the lady floats by, compared to in the Lodger, where the body was already the central focus and already pres
  5. 1) With the sequence alone, Marnie appears to be a complex, manipulative character, willing to do anything or be anyone for her progression and benefit. Visually, you can see her complexity through the two suitcases, one being messy and the other pristine, the compact with many social security cards hidden in it, and the new wardrobe in the clean suitcase, while her old clothes are strewn in the other, in addition to the hair dye. Through all of this, you can visually see Marnie getting rid of the old identity and bringing in the new one. 2) The way that Herrmann’s score is used in this sc
  6. 1) This scene has several instances of a romantic comedy opening. For instance, Mitch sensing that Melanie does not really work at the pet store, and giving her a hard time and amusing requests. We learn that Melanie is an upper class socialite that does not have a care or worry in the world and Mitch is some kind of businessman with a sarcastic sense of humor that takes revenge on those who are not truthful. 2) The sound design, specifically the birds, is used as a conversation starter about its occurrence and foreshadows the birds as being a big part of the later plot. The mood and atm
  7. 1) For me, the score represents the main themes by sounding very hurried and anxious, like how Marion Crane is when she leaves Phoenix, which is conveyed perfectly with the string instruments. The graphics, even though straight lines, tells a lot about the main themes of this movie. I feel the lines mainly represent the travels of Marion from Phoenix to the Bates Motel because of the Interstate. I felt this also led to some of the anxiety of the beginning of the film because of the isolation of the interstate and having the thoughts she was having about her scenario with the money. 2)
  8. 1) Our pre-existing knowledge of Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint creates meaning in this scene by reminding us that the insinuations and vagueness were typically of their character types when flirting. They were not the type to explicitly state anything, which I think adds to the sensual feeling of scenes like this, in addition to being a lure and drawing someone in. 2) It seems that the R.O.T. matchbook was used to create wonder in the mind of Eve Kendall. She seems intrigued at the fact that there could be more to Roger Thornhill than meets the eyes, which followed the exchange that the m
  9. 1) Based off this sequence, this movie, I think, would be about a surreal reality mixed with slight paranoia and the feeling of being watched or watching over your shoulder. This sequence tells me that everything will not look like it is supposed to be, and that everything will have several twists and turns in the search of a resolution. 2) The single most powerful image in the sequence, for me, is the close-up of the eye getting wider and turning red with the lissajous figure coming out of it. I picked this because this image tells me that one of the characters might be assuming the i
  10. 1) I would describe the opening shot as a well thought out and smooth because it helps establish where the majority of picture will take place, who will be involved and from whose perspective we, the audience, will see it from. I would say that the vantage point might be that of an innocent spectator who lives in the same building as Jeff. 2) We learn a lot about Jeff in this scene. The information about his job, and possibly how he got injured, are shown to us through the broken camera and the pictures of race cars that are up close. We also learn that a favorite topic of his se
  11. 1) The obvious ones are that of the train tracks and the crosscutting of Bruno and Guy’s feet. Even though these may be obvious ones, I feel like they are quite effective because it acts as foreshadowing to their eventual meeting inside the train car, which is more apparent when the audience sees both men entering the same terminal. 2) The main way that I see the contrasting between Bruno and Guy is their clothing. Bruno is dressed in more attention getting clothes, with wing-tip shoes, while guy is, basically, in monochromatic clothing, making him less noticeable. Another way I se
  12. 1) The first “touch” I see is right at the beginning of the scene, with the close-ups of Alicia. The way that it cuts from at the foot of the bed to right next to her remind me of the scene from “Shadow of a Doubt”, where hitch does the same cuts from outside Uncle Charlie’s apartment building looking at his window and then being right next to the window. The next “touch” I see is the POV shot of Grant that moves as Bergman is rolling on her back on the bed. The last “touch” is Devlin playing the recorded conversation of Alicia, which to me mimicked an auditory flashback, since the character
  13. 1) The touches that I notice are mainly camera shots. For me, the Hitchcock shots were the long, continuous ones, with minor cutting in between. Noting from the curation, this is an element that I feel could be a part of the ‘velvety’ feel of this movie. Mainly through the set, dialogue, and the interaction between the main characters and secondary characters, we learn that this ‘married’ couple is very in love with each other and that everyone else are not sure, except for Mr. and Mrs. Smith, of why they have been in their room for three days. The comedy in the dialogue reflects the confusi
  14. 1) Even through this brief clip, we learn a great deal about Uncle Charlie and his history. Hitchcock shows us that Joseph Cotten is wanted for something because of him being tailed by the two men. He also shows us that Uncle Charlie might not be the most stable-minded person, with the fact of him talking to himself while watching the men on the corner. I almost feel like that Uncle Charlie can’t be trusted, while also feeling like I need to cheer him on. 2) The main thing that makes this opening feel like film noir is how it’s photographed and the accompanying music. The photography a
  15. 1) One of the ways that this opening sequence differs from the others is that it starts out with a dream-like sequence that visually shows us what Joan Fontaine is describing in her narration and introduces Manderley to us for the first time. I almost feel like there was some personification t the house because the way it was photographed made me feel like it was living. Another difference is having the two main characters meeting right at the beginning. This exchange between Maxim de Winter and the future Mrs. De Winter shows me that Olivier’s character is not the most stable, due to the ei
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