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Hitchcock Lecture Week 5

by: Abi Sommers

Hitchcock Lecture Week 5 CTCS 469

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Here are the notes from Casper's lecture on September 23, when the first paper was due and Notorious and Rope were screened.
Film and Television Style Analysis (Hitchcock)
Drew Casper
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Abi Sommers on Friday September 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CTCS 469 at University of Southern California taught by Drew Casper in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 41 views.

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Date Created: 09/23/16
Week 5  9/21 Shadow of a Doubt : ­ Hitchcock uses vampire influence, gothic horror ­ Telepathic communication ­ Eludes to coffin Notorious:   Ingrid Bergman character (Alicia)  :  ∙      Masochistic side to her ∙     Bitter against father ∙      She takes on the mission because she fell in love with the leader’s emissary ∙      Throughout the whole movie, she is delirious Claude Rains (Cary Grant) :  ∙      Gentlemen villain ∙      He loves Alicia ∙      He has problems ∙      He defends Alicia ∙      Could be bisexual – comments on men’s looks ● All 3 main characters are trying to break away from their parents and grow up ● Notorious is about Growing up and being able to love someone Metaphors ∙      drinking o   Whiskey o   Champagne o   Wine bottles ∙      The key to the wine cellar ∙      Words Recapitulation scene ∙      Before they go on the yacht ∙      Only at the end of the film does he profess his love for her Ending is problematic Hitchcock does not make them end up together Set in Buenos Aires Battled censorship ∙      Limit of kissing time was around 30 seconds – made a kiss last 2 minutes and 37 seconds Visual Design ∙      Ingrid Bergman’s hair o   Tells her character     Ordinary objects that are horrific objects ∙      Unheimlich o   When a familiar thing like a key or wine bottle becomes threatening o   Knives are not   The Paradine Case The third and last film with Selznick of a famous murder that happened in London ∙      Courtroom drama ∙      Bust ∙      3 hour cut – Selznick cut it to an hour and a half ∙      Hitchcock was done with Selznick   Rope: A play by Hamilton – the Leopold and Loeb murder – murdered college friend for the enjoyment  of doing it Hitchcock’s personality :  ∙      He Americanized the setting ∙      He made the gay subculture in it Ambiguity of the characters :  ∙      Brandon o   Is a malicious sociopath §  Homosexual o   He is the one who masterminds the murder §  Controls his lover as an accomplice o   He invites the mother and father of the murder victim §  Mother can’t come, so the aunt comes §  He invited the victim’s lover o   Treats his housekeeper poorly o   Wittiest lines of the film Openly gay movie in 1948 Hitchcock’s first color film ∙      It will start late afternoon and end in the evening ∙      Notice the color of the boy’s suits o   The teacher’s suit is similar to Brandon ∙      It all happens in real time He did it all in one take ∙      13 cuts total ∙      Took a 10 minute roll of film and would film until he ran out of room and then would cut on  something else and continue Rope made money ∙      Critics were very impressed o   Use of color, space, and time   The Second film for Capricorn: Under Capricorn ­  3  film with Ingrid Bergman ­   Her American career was over until Anasthasia ∙      ­   Critics and Europeans loved it ­      Lost money in America ∙      Warner Bros. said no more independent productions ­  Makes a 4 picture deal with him ­  Stage­fright the last film of this period


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