1. FAST pace, lighting, use of focus/not in focus these are similarities. Differences-I found comedy to be missing in the lodger that was used in The Pleasure Garden (ie the sleeping woman in the audience). 2. His use of lighting, focus/out of focus, concentrations on faces-especially in crowds, and drama! 3. Psycho, and the Birds,
1. Yes, I see flashes of his "touch" thru lighting, his use of the camera being in focus and out of focus as well as comedy-especially thru the faces in the crowd (for example the sleeping woman). Also there was the importance of the BLONDE! 2. Yes. I agree that there are themes of his future: comedy, the Blonde, and his use of lighting/focus. 3. No, I don't think there were any real limitations because it was a silent film. I could think about what possible music, sound of footsteps and conversation could have been, but he grasps that all in his camera work.