2 Hitchcock G

2 Hitchcock G - Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Notes Technique...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Notes Technique and Formal Strategy In Hitchcock there is a metaphysical assumption in film technique in general that expresses the Hitchcock world. How to film something Film technique was the solution Technique was the way Hitchcock created chaos Order to chaos Metaphysical assumption that expresses the Hitchcock world Form is content Audience should feel the matters on the screen Title Sharing secrets with the audience Luring the audience into his films First way to create suspense Give knowledge of what is going to happen Titles come from the Icongraphy o Notorious, To Catch a Thief Many one word titles o Sabotage, Murder, Spellbound, Vertigo, Rebecca, Notorious, Saboteur o It’s succinct, brief, on target, immediate Plot The short story is concerned with sustaining one idea The short story is the best way to describe a movie Conventional necessity Boundary in which he discovers the range of authority. Plot is subordinated to the power of images Just like dreams Dreams are not logical or clear Creates tension and mystery Subordinate to power of images Residue of film Setting Setting precedes action Constructing plot The architecture, the location creates drama Space and time Used holy places, especially churches—made unholy things
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Picturesque places—unsettling things going on Tourist places—private things going on Historic places—not worthy of history places Mundane Place-unfamiliar things going on Amusement—frightening Romantic Places—not characteristic of suspense thriller—creates irony Used dark corners, attics, Victorian mansions—characteristic of suspense thriller Used famous monuments/historical places o Presented these monuments in different ways that the audience haven’t seen before o Creates a tension The Ballet o Paul Newman and Julie Andrews o Manipulation of setting at stage scene A lot of modes in travel o Buses/terminal, bikes, cars, train o Transition places o Neither here or neither there o Hitchcock people are on a journey –from nominal home to real home o Self-reflexive Eras of war, revolution, changes in society, depression o Characteristic of suspense thriller 1955-Hitchcock becomes a citizen To Catch a Thief – (John) Cary Grant, Grace Kelly A wrong man protagonist Robert Burke-color cinematography South of France Mystery thriller, romantic comedy Vistavision **** Know read book Interesting piece about a mother and daughter Like Shadow of a Doubt Both mother and daughter use class to hide their vulgar and shady roots Most sensual film o Bathing films Most risqué film Chases o Concept the thievery o All kinds of thieves o The mother, the Cat Burglar, Roby, the real thief, the father DVD COMMENTARY ON TO CATCH A THIEF Bernard Herman
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Expressed Hitch’s vision in his music like in
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course CTCS 469 taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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