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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 first scene of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, it could be taken as a flirtatious-romance film; however in the opening title sequence of the film, an ominous tone is set—a more accurate portrayal of the film. The first shot after the opening sequence shows the main protagonist, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), at a street corner with the frame of the camera shooting the busy street scene and the skies above. While the sky is clear, it is only after when Melanie crosses the street that birds…

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    An audience attending a Hitchcock film is required to do much more than eat popcorn and drink soda! A Hitchcock film immerses the audience within the action of the film using stylistic and cinematic elements, such as: camera placement, editing, point of view, subjectivity and objectivity, all working together in ways that help to evoke certain emotions, while also provoking certain questions, making you wonder just what in the world Hitchcock is going to do next? In 39 Steps, one can see the…

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    The Great Viking Invasion

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    Thus, the “Great Viking Invasion” began. They were able to conquer almost all of the kingdoms in northern England until they came to Wessex where the Vikings were defeated by King Alfred the Great. While defeated, King Alfred was unable to force the Vikings out of the country. Despite a peace treaty, the warring went on for many years. As legendary as the Vikings were, nothing is more recognizable as a Viking funeral. Norse funerals were important displays…

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    Blue Baby Syndrome Essay

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    Vivien Thomas is a brilliant hero recognized for his groundbreaking research regarding the illness called the “Blue baby syndrome”. Due to Thomas’ unfaltering determination and passion for pursuing a career in the medical field, his innovative ideas and inventions have immensely advanced our medical technology. With hands blessed by the Almighty, he saved countless numbers of infants diagnosed with the Tetralogy of Fallot. The Great Depression that plagued America in the 1930’s is held…

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    character. A goal oriented character is a character focused on reaching an achievement. Goal oriented characters can include the antagonist, protagonist or unimportant second character. An example of a goal oriented character is Alicia in Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946). Alicia is played by Ingrid Bergman and her goal is to gather intel on a group of Nazis,…

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    Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the United States on Saturday, October 8, bringing up to Category 4 force winds, rain and storm surge to communities across the Southeast. U.S. officials reported damage of at least $10 billion, making Matthew the costliest hurricane since Sandy in 2012. In North Carolina and South Carolina, swollen rivers transformed thoroughfares into canals and homes into sodden islands, in some cases with only the roof or the windows peeking above the water. American Red…

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    ‘The road was a ribbon of moonlight, looping the purple moor’ (line 3). The whole of the first three stanzas are used to introduce the poem and give a detailed description of the location, which helps to foreshadow a moody tone further in the novel. Alfred Noyes continuously repeats ‘The ___ was a ___’ in lines 1,2 and 3 to clearly express the meter intended. The initial complication occurs in stanza four, when the poet is describing the features of Tim the Ostler and using dramatic irony to…

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    elements of symbolism, motifs and foreshadowing in the plot development. Madelynn Phillips IB Film 8 Psycho Shower Scene Analysis The “shower scene” is one of the most widely recognized scenes in movie history. The movie, Psycho, was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and the specific scene is nearly six minutes long. Hitchcock used a wide variety of camera angles, movements, framing, lighting, sound, and edits to express a deeper meaning than it seems to portray. The scene starts off with…

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    Superman Does Not Dream

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    Superman does not Dream In Part 3 of Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Raskolnikov once again wrestles with his emotions after his murder of Alyona and constant evasion of the police. The police just found a piece of Raskolnikov's writing from about two month before. He describes his belief for the need of some great being to be above the law, in order to make their society more safe. Once reminded of his old writing, Raskolnikov begins to wrestle with himself whether he truly…

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