Strangers On A Plane - Jordan Spitzer ENGL 1108 FWS Writing...

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Jordan Spitzer ENGL 1108 FWS – Writing About Film Nicholas Roth 2/12/10 Strangers On A Train – Shot Analysis Alfred Hitchcock, brilliant writer and director, incorporates many hidden and deeper meanings into each and every shot in all of his works. For example, in his 1951 hit film, “Strangers On A Train”, he incorporates many of these hidden meanings. In addition, each scene comprises and works toward the greater, hidden meanings of the film as a whole. The film consists of two strangers, Guy Haines and Bruno Anthony. Guy needs to get rid of his wife Miriam, and Bruno wants to get rid of his father. So, Bruno suggests swapping murders, or, “Criss-Cross.” Guy is not truly on board, but he placates Bruno, because he believes Bruno is only playing. Nevertheless, the next time he saw him, he informed Guy that he had just murdered his wife, and would then insist on Guy doing the same to his father. In this shot, when Bruno is talking to Guy over the murder of his wife, there are many implications about the film as a whole that can be taken from just this one scene. In Strangers On A Train , Hitchcock symbolizes that they are blind to the truth and where they are, and that the scene is a symbolic gateway to the latter part of the film. In this second meeting scene, there are many implications that every one of the
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