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This was then joined with a rear projection background Results a Hitchcock designed visual that stays with the audience o Hitchcock had an issue with a scene where the saboteur drives by a capsized vessel The cut implies the boat was destroyed by the saboteur He used actually footage of the USS Lafayette, which had been capsized The Navy scrambled to investigate whether any actual sabotage took place o “Notorious” (1946) o The ultimate Hitchcock Spy film o Discussion question “Why? What is the MacGuffin in the film?” Hitchcock was able to get the great stars he wanted Academy award winner Ingrid Bergman Cary Grant and Claude Rains Top notch performances STORY: o Bergman is Alicia Huberman, Grant is Devlin o Devlin convinces Alicia to help uncover government secrets held by her former lover
o Devlin and Alexander Sebastian (Claudece Rains) both fall in love with her o Devlin has to save Alicia and stop Sebastian o Huge hit in America o On the heels of the end of WWII Motion picture industry was under the Hays Code, which was government law This is before the MPAA and Ratings system Hays Code-Kisses could last no longer than two seconds on-screen A defiant Hitchcock made the kissing scene one of the longest ever, but the kisses are never longer than two seconds Unit 4: The Experimental Years We’re all about the beginnings now Hitchcock was beginning to stretch his artistic muscles…to try new things Some of these films actually came out before “Notorious”, but they fit our theme of The Experimental Years 1942 starts off tragically… o Hitchcock’s friend Carole Lombard was killed in a plane crash while he was off filming “Saboteur” o He also learned his mother was dying, and was refusing all treatment He was unable to travel home, and so was anxious to get working on something Selznick pitched a few ideas, but he didn’t like them He then found a story called “Uncle Charlie” Which would become…”Shadow of a Doubt” (1943) “Shadow of a Doubt” (1943) o It may be Hitchcock’s favorite of all his films o Selznick loaned out Hitchcock for $150,000 for 18 weeks o Worked with award-winning playwright Thornton Wilder “Our Town” play that Wilder won a Pulitzer Prize o Hitchcock was able to cast who he wanted… o Joseph Cotton as Uncle Charlie o Teresa Wright as his niece, also named Charlie (after her Uncle, of course) o Sadly, she finds out her favorite uncle is a murderer. Shot on location in Santa Rosa, CA Many town locals were cast in prominent roles Alma and Patricia came to stay through the production Hitchcock celebrated his 43 rd Birthday on the set…by pretending to cut his own throat with the cake-cutting knife o Upon returning to Los Angeles, he found out his mother had passed away
As a result, “Shadow of a Doubt” is filled with Hitchcock touches based on personal feeling about life and himself Personal touches include… Uncle Charlie’s story of how he got a scar on his chin The mother is named after Hitchcock’s mom (Emma)

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