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  1. Daily Dose #10 1) The opening scene enters one of the main characters, Uncle Charlie Oakley. Boys playing ball outside--a normal day, possibly a Saturday. Uncle Charlie lying on a bed...the audience learns he is in trouble, serious trouble. In a frantic, half planned idea, he clears out of his rented room and lures the two men away...in a desperate attempt to lose him. Key question- "He has money slipped out onto the floor." And why "Break the glass."? What does this all mean? 2) An innocent setting: children playing, a tentative landlady, all in a quiet neighborhood. Yet, not all things
  2. 1) More modern approach to the story--inviting...draws the audience more w/this setting-- a house and a woman reliving her memories... a gradual "pull" for the viewer, nothing that I have seen in previous films' openings. 2) Up to now, all of Hitchcock's films had either an innocent woman or a man who is on a quest or journey and these two types of characters come together and create a thrilling, suspenseful enchantment.To me, "Rebecca" does just that! 3) The cameras approach to the house (Manderley) itself-- it is a character in the story--it plays a part as it is meant to break or keep th
  3. I felt fear, anxiety, and a sense of panic - being zeroed in as the dolly camera drew closer to the actors - almost like being singled out. Aside from the actor Ivor-- the overlap / Double Exposure type of filming - used as a flashback or a dream sequence - gay, happy, Carefree. Rules were loose or just followed along the border of reality. . I had some trouble interpreting in answering these questions
  4. 1) silliness of the actors and the actresses...their wildness during the party just the upbeat sound and music, the happy feeling, the warm environment, the laughter, and the being tense--curiosity from the boxer who was looking through a little window in a door and seeing his wife sitting on the knee of his opponent also a good friend. 2) Hitchcock uses the Double Exposure...the overlay of the film to give the illusion of a dream-- awake and not. Therefore second guessing himself about a possible affair occurring between his wife and their friend, his opponent. 3) the two separate r
  5. In regards to Daily Dose #1, I have my input to the questions! 1) Do you see the beginning of the "Hitchcock touch" in the sequence? (I wished "The Pleasure Garden" was aired on TCM. It would have helped me a lot when it came to these questions.) The two gentlemen (con-artists) outside the theater wanting to rob anyone a woman with her pouch, I guess, were looking for money in the end n discovered then was not money that he had taken out of her purse it was a letter. A woman and her dream - a ticket to become famous, rich... to have that taken away from her is heartbreaking. The woman be
  6. I, too, had nothing but problems logging onto the forum boards...I had to create a new login after I had posted abt 2 weeks ago. Now, I have to catch up!
  7. [Part of the free course through Ball University and TCM] - Daily Dose #1~ June 25, 2018: question do you see the beginning of the "Hitchcock touch" in the sequence (providing specific examples). In the scene, a woman and her dream--a ticket to become famous, even rich? The two men outside the theater wanting to rob anyone and they see a woman who's pacing back and forth for the door to the theater. One man nudges the other and says he's going to rob her and take whatever she has in her purse within reach. So he ends up taking a piece of paper from her purse. Now she goes into the theater hav
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