Shadow of a Doubt

Shadow of a Doubt - Shadow of a Doubt I. Hitchcock's themes...

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Shadow of a Doubt I. Hitchcock's themes (continued) • The double • Comedy • Moral ambiguity • Film clip: Strangers on a Train (1951) II. Shadow of a Doubt (1943) • Context: WWII, Hitchcock in exile • Against Capra • The opening: behind any door or window. .. • An American town • An American family • Two Charlies: rhyming shots • Subplot: murder as diversion • The ending: ambiguity Film viewing tonight: Hitchcock, Alfred. Shadow of a Doubt . 1943. ° The severe rationality of Hitchcock’s methods as a director. o His story boards were astonishingly detailed, including camera angle and every available detail, all finished before he got on the set. o By the time he got on the set, he seemed almost bored, because he had everything so planned out. o Sometimes it might seem like directors who let the process of filming be more of an improvisational discovery can release more of a freedom, but Hitchcock’s planned filming was a real discovery ° The Double Man o There are very often a lot of doubles in Hitchcock’s films
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG ENG2101 taught by Professor Daveshaaw during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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