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717 wordsBy: Alfred Hitchcock Everybody has read a horror story before at some point, but a story from Alfred Hitchcock is different because at the end he leaves the reader thinking what has happened. In 'The Knife' he uses Plot, Setting, and Conflict to do just this. Edward Dawes and Herbert Smithers are just two friends having a drink with each other, but one of them has a knife that was found in a nearby sewer drain. Herbert is cleaning it will as if he was possessed. Then a red ruby appears on the kn...
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Mise En Scene North By Northwest
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2,510 words39 Steps and North by Northwest Many people share the same point of view: spy movies belong to genre that has an integral right for existence. Sticky atmosphere of suspense make your blood still and chill you to the bone The genre is a mere adrenaline pumping. Why do people continue watching Hitchcock's spy movies? What power forces them to hold their breath trying to guess what will happen next? People watch movies belonging to this genre to take a rest from sweet and dull reality, to get a por...
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Alfred Hitchcock Horror Films
1,606 words... looks cheap not only by the plot but also by price. However, it doesnt look like other attempts to imitate the film. Alfred Hitchcock brings into the film a light vein of black humor. Moreover, the slightest gradations of the black humor are discovered when you re-view the film. No doubt, it is the film made by maestro, the incredibly talented producer. Alfred Hitchcock made this film with the purpose of technical joke: he wanted to know what will be the reaction of the public, if he kills t...
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Mise En Scene North By Northwest
2,237 wordsAlfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train and North by Northwest Alfred Hitchcock is probably one of the most written about film directors of all times. The movies of Hitchcock have oftentimes become the classics of the thriller, the genre he invented, long before they were even shown at the movie theaters. What is so attractive of Hitchcock's movies, which draws the scholars again and again to the study of his works? In this paper I will examine the use of standard set of directors tools such as ...
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1,814 wordsAlfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art filmmaking with great audience popularity. Throughout his career, he gave his audiences more pleasure than they could bask for. The consistency of quality plot lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all-time. His films earned him the reputation of being the "master of suspense", and after viewing two of his more popular films, Psych...
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1,697 wordsStrangers on a Train by Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock's 37 th film, Strangers on a Train, can be held for the classical "thriller" for many reasons: the plot evolves around murder, blackmailing, and subtle sexuality. But being based on a rather complicated structure, full of symbolism and intention, it extends the concept to a much more complex and intelligent level. Emphasizing on the duality of human nature, Hitchcock assembles most of the events and characters of the picture around the no...
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Battle Between Good Good And Evil
1,466 wordsMovies: A Thematic Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcocks Movies: A Thematic Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Movies: A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho has been commended for forming the archetypical basis of all horror films that followed its 1960 release. The mass appeal that Psycho has maintained for over three decades can undoubtedly be attributed to its universality. In Psycho, Hitchcock allows the audience to become a subjective character within the plo...
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North By Northwest Alfred Hitchcock
1,330 wordsDirectory Auteurism of Frederico Fellini, Satyajit Ray, and Alfred Hitchcock Auteurism is a term first coined by Francois Truffaut to describe the mark of a film director on his films. A director can be considered an auteur if about five of his film depict a certain style that is definitely his own. In other words, much like one can look at a painting and tell if it is a Monet, a Renoir, or a Degas, if a film director is an auteur, one can look at his film and tell by style and recurring themes ...
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2,120 wordsAlfred Hitchcock is one of the most well known directors of all time bringing murder and mystery to a new light. His films, starting in 1925 with The Pleasure Garden and ending in 1976 with the film Family Plot, set a precedent for all other directors in the film industry. Many story lines and techniques within the cinematography of Hitchcock are common standards for films of today. However, Hitchcock did not start out as a brilliant director, but instead started from the very bottom of the busi...
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2,026 wordsSpike Lee, Kevin Smith And Alfred Hitchcock Spike Lee, Kevin Smith And Alfred Hitchcock As Film Auteurs In the film industry, there are directors who merely take someone elses vision and express it in their own way on film, then there are those who take their own visions and use any means necessary to express their visions on film. The latter of these two types of directors are called auteurs. Not only do auteurs write the scripts from elements that they know and love in life, but they direct, p...
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1,318 wordsAn Analysis of the Opening Sequence from Alfred Hitchcock? s Just like a building, a film needs a strong foundation in order to be successful, a foundation which is made up of the starting moments of the film. In Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock successfully uses the opening credit sequence to establish a foundation on which to build an interesting plot, including techniques to elicit involvement by the spectator, and the suggestion of a Psycho theme. A musical composition consisting of quick strokes on...
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