2 Hitchcock H

2 Hitchcock H - Technique Metaphysical assumption in...

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Technique Metaphysical assumption in application of film technique in general o expresses hitchcock world how to film something was a problem, film technique= solution way to master chaos; create order filmmaking= creation of order from chaos o Form is content Title sharing secrets with the audience/ luring audience into his films first way to create suspense audience gets more knowledge than characters come from iconography of suspense thriller preference for one word titles Plot film= short story o concerned with sustaining one idea o short story- best way to describe a movie conventional neccesity you do not remember the plot of a Hitchcock movie. .. o plot is subordinated to power of images
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o plots are not logical or clear kind of like dreams o residue of feeling left by dreams, like the residue left by hitchcock's images, are more important than plot o plot is secondary (think of the mecguffin) Setting you have to use setting in it's depth setting precedes action in the generation of the script o provides the scaffolding to the script o specific locations create specific thematic possibilities Space and time o holy places- made unholy things happen o historical places- were not worthy of hitory statue of liberty- in Sabateur British Museum- in Blackmail normal thing is for spectator to look up gave us the most unfamiliar POV o mudane places- most unfamiliar things go on o places of amusement/ pleasure- had private things go on o romantic- unromantic things going on o etc o LOOK BEYOND THE SURFACE
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look beyond the familiar o had dastardly awful things happen in dark places, cellers and atics characteristic of suspense thriller o Character's manipulate locations manipulates setting of theatre in torn curtain to escape from authorities o boats, bikes, cars= transition points hitchcock's people are on a journey, nominal home to real home self-reflexive- film as a medium is all about movement, so are cars, boats, etc. .. o Temporal setting ordinary relaxed vacation time often set during Duration is often short. .. b/c it's characteristic of the suspense thriller 1955: Hitchcock becomes a citizen "To Catch a Theif" o Written by John Michael Haze o paid 15,000$ for o mystery thriller/ romantic comedy o paramount unit is in place o know vistavision from Casper's book o Has greatest LANDMARK LOCATION
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o Robert Burke_ nominated for academy award for cinematography and won o Edith Head- head of costume direction Gracie has no boobs; "there's gold in them there hills" o Cary Grant (third or forth film) o Grace Kelly's last of three films met prince after this one. .. decided to stay and marry him. Never appeared in another hitchcock film o Made Money o a piece about mother and daughter. .. like shadow of a doubt o Grace Kelly makes a journery from boarding school girl. .. a persuer. smart alik. got a fetish for playing in trashcans. likes other side of life.
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