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About gersukbyrd

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  1. It's all about FOCUS. It could be called the POF shot as well...where to Focus your attention. It's a POV because we are told where to Focus by our director's POView. Hitchcock is a story-teller. He has a story to tell with a particular sequence of events he wishes the viewer to follow. He emphasizes his view with the movement of the camera. Words are really not necessary, ie., the captions. His direction to the actors is perfection. Their facial expressions and body language speak volumes. Hitch keeps his audience focused by his point of view. The camera does the rest.
  2. 1. Pleasure Garden was slow in its start, whereas The Lodger opened with excitement. Both films utilized a crowd scene along with individual character expressions. However, The Lodger was clearly going to be more about suspense than Pleasure Garden. 2. There was clearly no need for dialogue. I only recall one or so screens of just dialogue on a black screen. The use of neon-like wording and flashing words familiar to movie theater advertising were very attention grabbing. Also "wet off the presses" was awesome...murder/blood= wet, as does the the ink on the page. Both are wet, and then dry. B
  3. 1. Do you see the beginnings of the "Hitchcock touch" in this sequence? Please provide specific examples. Sexy blondes, crowded scene quickly reduced to a character or two engaged in ordinary tasks endeavors, ie., the older gentleman in the audience eyeing the blonde and trying to engage her; the pick-pockets, the innocent girl vs the experienced dancer... 2. Do you agree or disagree with Strauss, Yacowar, and Spoto assessments that this sequence contains elements, themes, or approaches that we will see throughout Hitchcock's 50-year career? Again, the blondes...on stage they seemed to
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