Alfred Hitchcock essays

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One of Sarris’ three premises that make Alfred Hitchcock one of the most well-known auteurs and gives him a distinct style of film from other directors is his technical competence; with usage of mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, and sound. Beginning the list, Hitchcock uses woman who are almost always blonde. For example, Marion Crane (‘Psycho’, 1960), Melanie Daniels (‘The Birds’, 1963),...
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The word ‘auteur’ refers to a strong aesthetic found reoccurring in the work of a single director, in particular it can be found in the visual styles and motifs of his/her films. In Hitchcock’s long 54-year career in the film industry, making 57 films and hosting his own TV show, one thing can be established: his need to exercise control...
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Thrillers and eggs are equally terrifying… Actually, according to one specific person, eggs are even more frightening. The Master of Suspense, also known as Sir Alfred Hitchcock, may be frightened of eggs, but he is famously known for his thrillers, such as ​‘Psycho’​ (1960), ‘​Rear Window’ ​(1954) and ‘​Vertigo’​ (1958). The purpose of this essay is to present some of...
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Alfred Hitchcock may be one of the most famous directors of the last century. The British film director was born on August 13, 1899, and produced more than 50 films before his death in 1980. It is undeniable that he changed the way audiences watch movies, for example, Hitchcock asked for the specific opening time of ‘Psycho’ and asked the...
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The early famous French directors created a uniqueness to approach into the cinematic universe known as the auteur theory. It’s value after a lot of experience that was being advanced during the late 1930s by the well-known French film critics: François Truffaut, Christian Metz, and Jacques Rivette. They were willing to risk about everything to create and come across something...
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‘It is both interesting and revealing to look at how film characters are made recognizable and how we understand them, what our culture portrays as being representative of masculinity and femininity, and what this tells us about our understanding of gender, sexuality, and society.’ J. Nelmes (2011) 'Gender and Film', Introduction to Film Studies. Routledge. Use this statement as a...
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