Young Charlie = theological reader vs. Anne and brother = scientific reader
Uncle Charlie, aka Mr. Spencer (mothers maiden namefixation/obsession with the
mother), aka Mr. Otis (similar to Oakley)
Cigar smoke-ring-Osigning the house with his initial. He i
The Sick Rose
By William Blake
O Rose, thou art sick!
The invisible worm
That flies in the night,
In the howling storm,
Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy:
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.
Santa Rosa (setting) is representative of
SHADOW OF A DOUBT
Both Charlies fetishize the mother (Young Charlies own mother, and Uncle Charlies
What are the consequences of bringing together the idea of a mother and a sexualized
Film is about the family, ideology of the family
Uncle Charlies sadistic hobby of murdering rich, widowed women is simply a
method of temporarily phallusizing himself.
The wealthy widows he kills are perfect for validating Charles phallus as
symbols of money and independence.
In killing such a wom
For Rope, Hitchcock replaced the cut with constant movement of the camera and a
particular use of zooming in or out, so that a shot was close up to intentionally show the
relative importance of the moment. Often, these close-ups framed two or three
Top floor with bedrooms
Central floor with public spaces
Basement, home to abasement.
Home to liquids and the uranium powder (Alexs secret)described as sand
and dirtAlexs dirtiness.
Only key is with Alexhe wants to protect his secrets
Alicia Huberman = A/licia variant of A/lex (outside of the licit; illicit; notorious)
Huberman = Ubermensch (notion of superman, Aryan, dominant, idealized race
Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine
A film about the TRIANGLE. OR about positioning the heterosexual male in the world.
Hyperformalism of the Film
Alicia-separates herself from Nazis (her German fathers ideology) and sides with the US
(her mothers homeland). Matrilineal ID with the USthreat
A significant irony of Notorious is the duality of the role that Alex plays with
respect to Alicia
He is her husband, and yet he and his mother, Mrs. Sebastian, are presented as a
couple themselves, especially in the last two scenes of the film.
HITCHCOCK INTRO (1926 as a director in the silent era)
Set of values (both prescriptive and descriptive)
A lens through which to see the worldshapes the world into meanings
One of top 3 important directors AND among worlds most popular fi