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  1. Thank you Prof. Edwards! This course was amazing - I also learned SO much! I thought of Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth. Here is an interesting talk he did a few years back - Guillermo Del Toro talks Alfred Hitchcock in Studio Q
  2. 1. In this sequence, describe how Hitchcock uses sound design to put you into the subjective "mind of Alice"? Be specific. It is interesting how the sound mimics what we would be hearing if we were in the scene. The woman's voice is muffled until she opens the door. You can't hear the woman once Alice enters the phone booth which allows us to focus on the phonebook. The woman talking is unsettling since she never stops talking, adding to Alice's anxiety. 2. Describe the different ways that the sound design of this scene operates in counterpoint to the visual track. For example, how does
  3. 1. Compare the opening of The Lodger to the opening of The Pleasure Garden - what similarities and differences do you see between the two films? Similarities: Opening scene immediately draws you in. Differences: Pleasure Garden opening does not hint of the macabre, while The Lodger jumps right in. 2. Identify elements of the "Hitchcock style" in this sequence? Please provide specific examples. Even if you are not sure if it is the "Hitchcock style," what images or techniques stand out in your mind as powerful storytelling? Or images that provide an excess of emotion? The film immedia
  4. 1. Do you see the beginnings of the "Hitchcock touch" in this sequence? Please provide specific examples. Yes. This sequence shows how he used the camera to create a story for his audience. 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? This was the first time seeing this clip so I don't think I would have identified it as a Hitchcock film, but focusing on this question I do begin to see elements, themes and approaches that we see developed in o
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