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Everything posted by NikkiBee

  1. 1. I noted the following similarities and differences with respect to the opening of "The Lodger" and the opening of "The Pleasure Garden": a.) The reference to "Golden Curls" and "golden curl" in both openings is unexpected and, in some way, seems to link the two story lines. However, the difference with respect to the reference is that one is dark and foreboding, while the other is amusing and comical. In "The Lodger" it refers to Golden Curls killer, while within "The Pleasure Garden" it is part of an amusing exchange between the leachrous patron and young female dancer resulting i
  2. 1. "Hitchcock touch" in this sequence: 1.) Icy blonde who's also intelligent and sardonic (i.e. the blonde who "gifts" her golden curl to the leering man backstage); and, 2.) close ups to draw attention to details which will prove to be central and important to the story. 2. I agree with Strauss, Yacowar, and Spoto assessments that this sequence contains elements, themes, or approaches that we will see throughout Hitchcock's 50-year career. Many of his movies featured icy blondes, such as Janet Leigh, Grace Kelly, Kim Novak, and Tipi Hendron, as well as close ups of details that prove
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