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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
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