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  1. 1) Frenzy opening compared to The Lodger? The contrast between the two opening is stark yet, subtle at the same time. Frenzy's graceful cinematic opening reveals the London skyline most would recognize--the Thames, Parliament and Big Ben, and Tower Bridge. He pushes the camera through black smoke from a tugboat, a skyline streaked from belching smokestacks on to a politician giving a speech about cleaning up the river and its polluted surroundings. Then, the crowd spots a naked body floating in the river (and the mystery is afoot). In The Lodger, the action is immediate--the "scream
  2. 1. Marnie's character reveal: ​We discover she has a real fashion sense (top quality brands, coordinating outfits) very fastidious in her care of one suitcase. Yet, there is a disdain (tosses her garments) for the other suitcase associated with another persona. She is changing before our eyes (new hair color, new ID). When she ditches the locker key, we know she isn't coming back for those items. Questions as to why she is changing abound, all the cash.. Countless echos toward previous Hitch films. 2.Bernard Herrmann's score: ​ Herrmann's score has a haunting repetitio
  3. WOOHOO, so glad to be caught up and in the moment. 1. ROMCOM versus horror: Two upper crust socialites happen upon each other in a pet store when Melanie is mistaken for a clerk by Mitch. The dialogue is filled with suggestive innuendo (looking for love birds, girls love attention, friendly/not too aloof). The birds are caged (wedded un-bliss) versus free (dating). 2. The sound design: More than a musical score, the car noises, streetcar bells, whistle from a boy, and those darn birds create a haunting/foreboding ambiance that quickly moves to irritating. The inte
  4. 1, Score/title design: As others have mentioned, how great it is to finally recognize the names and brilliance of the dream team membership. The dynamic score is suspenseful and fitful. The "read-between-the lines" graphic design, with vertical and horizontal line wipes, the missing middle components of the cast and crew names, then filled...tell me something will be "Off". As noted in the video, the entire score is conducted solely with strings, haunting, anxious, eerie, grating. 2. Date and time details: Hitchcock is giving the omnipresent information that is part of his signature,
  5. 1. Flirtatious dialogue: Two glamorous stars acting as though they were "accidentally" seated opposite each other. Or what any of us might do if we had the same poise under those circumstances. EMS is somewhat assertive ("it's a long night, if you know what I mean"). 2. Matchbook Prop: "ROT" reveals Gran'ts comic style, and provides a chance for the two to touch (holding his hand and sensuosuly blowing out the candle furthing the eroticism of the scene. 3. The sound design: The score is romantic combined with the traditional sounds of a moving train.
  6. 1. Sounds and images in these opening credits as a story: If you only watched the opening sequence you might think the story was about hypnosis, mind control, or psychoanalysis. 2. The single most powerful image in this title sequence? When the B&W eye image turns to red, then the eye becomes the spiral motif. Reinforces the hypnotic elements of the entire sequence. 3. Images and score working together: The score has a repetitious quality that is hypnotic, working nicely with the hypnotic graphics of the sequence. There are dark notes juxtaposed with whimsical notes that
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