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  1. The opening of Frenzy has more graphic evidence (the naked dead body) as opposed to the media headlines in the Lodger. The public is also less chaotic in Frenzy and gathered together ironically to clean up the river. The Lodger was a little more straightforward in that a murder had taken place where Frenzy took it's time before revealing the victim. Lastly the way London is shown in Frenzy is much brighter in its opening than the foggy dark setting of the Lodger. Hitchcock does like to open his film with a crowd, brought together usually for an event of some sort. He also likes to introduc
  2. Though Jeff is asleep during the opening shot, it still looks to be from the POV of his apartment. We learn that Jeff has a sense of humor with the writing on the cast (or someone in his life has a sense of humor). We also can guess he's a photographer. The opening scene definitely makes you feel like a voyeur, especially when he focuses on the girl changing in her apartment because you know that she is unaware that anyone is watching. Also that the home is considered a safe space to all the people shown aren't thinking anyone would be watching them. I plan on re watching because I
  3. 1. The opening scene differs from the films made in the British period in that it's much more intimate and isolated; not so public. 2. The setting is very important to the films, which is a popular example of the Hitchcock touch. I've noticed he also likes to build suspense from the moment the film opens. Within two minutes there's the suspense of the leading man committing suicide. 3. The house is really the first character the audience is introduced to. We know much more about this mysterious house than the character speaking. The house is considered a character cause we are shown th
  4. Based on the scene alone I can see how Blackmail is labelled as a dark comedy. The sound elements helped me see how emotionally distraught she was. From when she went in the phone booth (and not hearing anything so she could focus on her next move) to when she was sitting at the table only hearing the word knife. I don't quite know why it's not frequently used in cinema but I appreciate Hitchock's use of sound to get in the mind of the character. I imagine that audiences tend to understand it better when the sound is just normal as opposed to an artistic approach. Or mainly that it's easier
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