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    In 1954, Alfred Hitchcock directed a film which was named Rear Window. In this movie the main characters were Lisa Carol Fremont, L.B. Jeff, and Detective Doyle. L.B. Jeff was played by James Stewart is a man who is confined to his apartment and his only view of the world in looking out his window in his apartment. Lisa Carol Fremont was played by Grace Kelly, she was a model who showed interest in Jeff, but could not get his attention. Detective lieutenant Doyle was played by Wendell Corey was skeptical of Jeff accusing his neighbor of murder until the very end when it was made clear. Throughout the film, suspense and drama is shown by displaying perfect examples of classical cutting and cutting the continuity. Classical cutting is a style…

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    On September 1, 1954, Rear Window was released into theaters. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it follows a man, L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries, who is confined to his apartment in a wheelchair and passes the time by watching the everyday activities of the residents of his apartment complex out his back window. During this time, he thinks he sees one of his neighbors murdered by her husband, and with the help of his friends, he proves his neighbor’s murder and her husband’s guilt. The main characters are…

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    The highly popular and classic film “Vertigo” directed by Alfred Hitchcock is a cinematic masterpiece for its time. Critics such as the ones from the Variety Staff have their own opinion and gave the review- “James Stewart, on camera almost constantly, comes through with a startlingly fine performance as the lawyer-cop who suffers from acrophobia.” I highly agree with this review due to the important role James Stewart plays in the misdirecting, and ever so suspenseful film. To begin, Stewart's…

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    Red In Vertigo

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    dies, Scottie spends the film aimlessly wandering. He is first in the hospital after the trauma of seeing his love die, but even after that he doesn’t do anything but drive around San Francisco. “Ah, Johnny, please try. Johnny, try! You're not lost. Mother's here.” (1h:26m) says Midge his ex-fiance that plays the moral character in the story. Hitchcock’s commentary on Nostalgia goes beyond that of the story, but also comments on filmmaking and hollywood at the time. Hollywood was thriving with…

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    In Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Rear Window, he uses elements of film in a way that expresses to the audience what the character desires and the power relations that exist between them. In the sequence where Lisa and L.B. Jeffries have dinner from “21 Club,” their contradicting desires are expressed through these various elements. For example, Hitchcock uses framing, editing, and character positioning within the mise-en-scene to portray that Lisa desires Jeff but he doesn’t feel as strongly of her.…

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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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    From the films we watched this semester Vertigo and Bicycle Thieves Vertigo somehow seems to transcend these concerns and instead offers a compelling psycho-drama that has complex layers of meaning and employs carefully crafted film language to present a narrative that aligns the audience so completely with the protagonist.Perhaps the simplest application of this idea is to suggest that Scottie represents us, the audience, the spectator and the constructed version of Madeleine represents the…

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    Tyler Frommer November 4th 2015 Article Review #10 Period 5 The Commitment to Immediate Emancipation by James Brewer Stewart The author James Stewart enlightens the reader on the details of the Emancipation of African slaves. He describes how, when, and who influenced the Emancipation of African slaves. His main point of the article is how long it took for African slaves to be freed. He also includes information on abolitionists, a few philosophies of the abolitionists, and other factors…

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    James B. Stewart essay “The Field and Functions of Black Studies” focus primarily on explaining the mandate of W.E.B. DuBois. The first thing we need to understand is that historically we appear to be repeating history, rather than making new strides in it. The obstacles that African Americans face today are different, however, the results are the same. Black Studies are truly not understood or effectively being taught if you are not attending an HBCU. W.E.B. DuBois (1933) said “…[S]tarting…

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    Edward makes Bella’s safety his ultimate goal. In the audience’s lense, Twilight can be assessed through the characters, setting, and plot. To begin with, characters of this mix of genre of sci-fi and action, have some type of unique individualism that makes them standout or special. In this film, the protagonist inhibits the unique and different trait. Specifically, Bella is the only person Edward can’t read. Through the movie, Bella picks through hints to uncover who or what Edward really is.…

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