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    Two weeks passed and it happened again. He knew he wasn’t going to last much longer. The attacks had become more and more frequent. He had to get out! Alfred had tried many times, but they were guarding the door under the doormat. They could only appear under rugs and carpets, so he figured the hated the light. For that reason he decided to call them moles.They had been unsuccessfully trying to kill him off for a month now and Alfred was running out of food. He tried calling the police but the phone lines were disconnected. A few days passed with no attacks on Alfred. Since there had been no attacks recently, he thought it would be okay to take a nap. He woke in a few hours to a strange sound to him,planes. Was he being rescued? Or was the…

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    Horror is one of the most multifaceted genres in the entertainment industry. There are many defining characteristics that describe horror and there are people who may have a question on whether a movie is truly considered a horror. Alfred Hitchcock is a director who captivates, and confuses the audience with his movies. One of the more confusing stories in the Hitchcock universe is “The Birds”. This is because the monster does not appear for the first twenty to thirty minutes of the movie, and…

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    Alfred Hitchcock Auteur

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    For the purpose of this essay, I will be demonstrating and evaluating whether the film director and producer, Sir Alfred Hitchcock was a “Metteur en scene” or an “auteur”, based on two of his films; Psycho (1960) and The Birds (1963). In other words, I’ll be evaluating whether he was a unique and outstanding filmmaker or if he was just like any other regular filmmaker. I’ll begin by giving a little background information about Alfred Hitchcock. Alfred Hitchcock was giving birth to in…

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    Alfred Hitchcock Suspense

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    Suspense in the eyes of the viewer Scene analysis Thesis: In my chosen scene the director, Alfred Hitchcock, expresses Norman’s personality as a predator, in a way that gives the viewer feelings of suspense and insecurity. Chosen Scene: Conversation between Marion and Norman during Marion’s meal. “We all go a little mad sometimes” https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Nv88ASiLmgk The first argument backing up my thesis involves examining the Cinematography within the scene.…

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    Alfred Hitchcock Analysis

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    The relationship between the audience and director is one of the most important in the film business. This essay makes reference to the director Alfred Hitchcock, and his ability to shift his filmmaking process between his films Rear Window (1954) and Psycho (1960), with specific emphasis on themes, mise en scene and sound, to meet the demands of his audience. By applying the lens of Lehman and Luhr’s article on auteurship in film, “Authorship: The Searchers and Jungle Fever”, this essay will…

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    Our beloved “Master of Suspense”, Alfred Hitchcock, has directed many thriving movies such as Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, and more. Hence his title “Master of Suspense”, Alfred Hitchcock had successfully implemented a sense of exciting anticipation in his movies, leading to his current, and still growing, popularity. The way one could identify a masterpiece of Alfred Hitchcock is by recognizing the elements he uses most. Suspense might be the most discerned element in his movies, however,…

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    “There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock is known for being the “master of suspense”. Born on Aug. 13, 1899 in Leytonstone, England, Hitchcock was one of three children. It is said that he had a lonely childhood due to obesity, which left him isolate and sheltered away from others. His parents had unusual methods of discipline; and often times sent him to the local jail for the police to lock him up for misbehaving, and afterwards would…

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    Over the course of this class we’ve covered a vast amount of information on the history of photography, film and art, from 1839 to the present, all interesting. But what fascinated me the most, was when we covered Alfred Hitchcock, discussing his movie “Psycho” and “North by Northwest”. Although as a graduate student I was given the opportunity to do my final paper on any topic, but I just had to do mine on the “Master of Suspense”, Sir Alfred Hitchcock. Since I was a kid, we use to watch Alfred…

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    Psycho is a classic among the entire horror movie genre with many memorable iconic scenes by the only Alfred Hitchcock in the history of Cinema. Tense, horrific and a superb lesson in filmmaking, it offers complex characters and revealing dialogue with a huge regard for details. Psycho also features glorious use of mise-en-scene, a fancy French term for all of the visual elements in the frame used to infer meaning. Hitchcock famously uses this concept in the parlor scene, where Marion and Norman…

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    There many personality theories that can be related to the film Divergent. Two of which are Alfred Alder’s theory of individual psychology, looking specifically at striving for superiority and Gordon Allport’s trait theory. Personality is the “organization of a person’s character, temperament, intellect, and physique, which determines his unique adjustment to the environment” (Eysenck, 1970). These two theories examine how personality develops and features of an individual or group’s…

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