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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, it’s not the only color in the painting. Suspense, though, is his most used secret weapon. In Rear Window, we see that a woman has been murdered by her husband, Lars Thorwald. Jeff Jefferies, being the only neighbor who witnessed it, tried convincing…

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    Introduction Hitchcock's Themes Symbolism Hitchcock and David Fincher Use in Their Films Hitchcock's films directly influenced and relate to David Fincher's Gone Girl Conclusion Evan Prunty Professor Kimberly Neuendorf COM 320 15 October 2015 Introduction David Fincher?s modern masterpiece of cinema Gone Girl premiered around this time last year. Around that time, I was in COM 221 an intro to film class that is offered at CSU. In the class we had just viewed Alfred…

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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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    Strangers on a Train Alfred Hitchcock is an auteur that is recognizable as a director. He is known as the master of suspense and through his artistic choices he is the author of his films. Hitchcock has his own persona and often appeared in cameos in his films. His unique style leaned away from studying films as a genre but through an auteur approach, Cashiers du Cinema written by the father of auteruirsm, Andre Bazin. Bazin stresses on mise-en-scène, the content of images, that reveals the…

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    Throughout his film career, Hitchcock also showed his dislike and fear of authorities, namely that of policemen. He employed various camera techniques that “mimics a person 's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. In addition, he framed shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative forms of film editing“ (Wikipedia). Hitchcock skillfully uses all of this in Psycho, and it is “ranked among the greatest films of all time, it set a new level of acceptability for…

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    Suspense Suspenseful situations are thrills that base jumpers, roller coaster fanatics, and movie enthusiasts all possess. It is this suspense that they all seek, and it is especially common in Alfred Hitchcock’s films in which the most enticing moments are lurking around the corner. Specifically in Strangers on the Train, Hitchcock uniquely rolls out the drama by both expanding and contracting the audience’s knowledge as well as the characters’ knowledge. More precisely yet, Hitchcock alludes…

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    In the classical Hollywood area and beyond there is a clear and obvious depiction of the male gaze in film and it has become particularly synonymous with the work of Alfred Hitchcock, most notably in his 1958 film Vertigo. In many of Hitchcock’s films the male gaze is not only evident but is what contributes largely to the storyline. It is used to highlight the importance of the men and objectify woman to only be seen as an object of male desire. This is successfully done in Vertigo through…

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    Through is use of violence, suspense and surprises, the thriller has long been one of the most popular genres in film. Since the father of the thriller, Alfred Hitchcock, released Psycho, thrillers have captivated audiences with the combination of suspense and anxiety. Austrian-born director Michael Haneke, takes the central ideas of thrillers and places his own twists and style in his film to create his own unique brand of thriller. This is very evident in this 2002 movie, Caché. Despite…

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    Alfred of Hitchcock once said, "There is no terror in the bang, only the anticipation of it." Hitchcock was an English and American film director and producer. He was best known as the "Master of Suspense;" and one of his masterpieces, the 1954 film "Rear Window," truly deserved him the title. The film starred James Stewart, who played as the travel photojournalist L.B Jeffries; and Grace Kelley who played as Lisa Carol Freemont, Jeffries' Manhattan socialite girlfriend. The story surrounded…

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