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CTCS469 - Hitchcock Final Review Dial M for murder Shot in...

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Hitchcock Final Review 15:57 Dial M for murder Shot in 3D, didn’t sell, “watch it without the glasses!” To catch a Thief Cold, icy, but inside the most attainable girl Ice on the outside but fire within. – Gracie Trial scene – contraction of time: Use the change of color in the background…(Brilliant!) Sources of reflexivity Motif Telephone Both “unheimic” “The Wrong Man” Three narratives Goes downhill all the way throughout the film, compare to all previous thrillers where it goes down hill and then comes up. Derive confidence
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Christopher – barer of Christ Emanuel – God with us Death in life, Theme Beginning credits dissolve editing soundtrack’s instrumentation decreases, as it is in life, things diminish. Death in life No humor in this film “Coda” of the film, This is the most European film Hitchcock’s done of all After 6 films with Warners, he goes to Paramount and becomes independent director and producer. 10 years of Paramount, he owns the films. I see, I want; I want, I lust “Rear Window” 19200 set – a huge hit in Hollywood 4 of five nominations of best picture of Hitchcock
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A master piece, yet didn’t win any award Jeff His role of being a man is reversed with his girlfriend Lost of power and control fear of change He smashed his camera His wife makes more $ than him She is the sexual aboyer Jeff fears his life He photographs life, he captures other’s lives, not live his own To Catch a Thief The Trouble with Harry Composer: Bernard Herman Opening credit: imitation, chasing… How he describe Hitchcock in Music Black Comedy along with suspense thriller, compare to most Hitchcock’s films , suspense thriller with black comedy in it. Story of 3….
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Hitchcock’s self-reflexivity with the painter : “I know my pictures are good” Hitchcock in TV shows 17 one and half hour shows, 1 one hour show Remaking of “The man who knew too much” John Michael Hayes wanted to have the right of writings, had problem with Hitchcock Doris Day No. 1 singer in the nation… Best song of the year: “Kay seila seila” Paranoid Doesn’t understand the culture of Muslim She wasn’t used to Hitchcock’s directing Hitchcock always watches film in private, never discuss about them Man Who knew Too Much Text + subtext “A single crash of cymbals, how it rocks a American family….”
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Villains work together, not the protagonists He excludes his wife from the truth Desire to Control Alberto Hall Sequence Long shots in the beginning and gets shorter and shorter Long shots to tighter and tighter Cross cut with 5 actions going on Collision montage, We see what Doris sees In her mind, A is going to kill B Bernard Herman is the conductor in the film Doris used to be on the stage, now she’s in the back, doesn’t even have a seat.
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