Essays Tagged: "Hitchcock"

A comparison of Alfred Hitchcock and Edgar Allan Poe. For both madness exists in the world

Fear, terror and suspense are the most vivid emotions created by Poe's stories and by Hitchcock's films. Several themes are common to both: the madness that exists in the world, the para ... e techniques can be seen clearly in 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and in Psycho.For both Poe and Hitchcock, madness exists in the world. 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and Psycho are two very sim ... ne who suffers from an undefined illness, seems to die twice, and appears as Roderick's double. For Hitchcock, it is the mother who is at first seen as a murderer and tyrant, but who turns out to have ...

(5 pages) 81 1 5.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Biography of Stephen Spielberg

ors have created work of superior depth and artistry. Something like a dozen (including Tarrentino, Hitchcock, Cameron, Lucas, Kubric and Coppola) have achieved comparable "household" status in their ...

(9 pages) 110 0 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Birth of a City: The Affects of Canals on Holyoke, Massachusetts.

me, nearly 15,000 years ago, this area was situated at the bottom of an area of water known as Lake Hitchcock. Over time, the waters receded, leaving a double legacy--the alluvium rich soils which hav ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

How does Hitchcock use cinematography to manipulate the emotions of his audience?

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, born August 13, 1899 in Leytonstone, England, was a film technician who deftly blended se ... ide; and in doing so, inspired a new generation of film-making - revolutionising the thriller genre.Hitchcock's most famous films include 'Vertigo' (1959), 'The Birds' and 'Psycho' (1960). 'Psycho', f ... cipe of disturbing corruptibility, confused identity and voyeurism. Produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it shocked and amazed audiences all over the world and created a basis for such films as ...

(12 pages) 148 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Compare and Contrast of POV used by Hitchcock and Poe

Hitchcock and Poe, masters of thrill and fear, do not possess occult powers that would explain their ... roduces results more satisfactory than those of flamboyant special effects or abstruse language. In Hitchcock's Rear Window and in Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," both storytellers use a first ... knowledge and perception of events, and are therefore left suspended in breathless anticipation.In Hitchcock's Rear Window, the audience sees everything through the eyes of L. B. Jeffries, an immobil ...

(3 pages) 51 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock, DirectorAlfred was the third and youngest child in the family. He might have gone on to f ... corporal punishment was meted out by ritual beatings on the hands with a hard rubber strap. Alfred Hitchcock would later recall that those incidents felt to him much like "going to the gallows." Puni ... terror of it being unfairly administered by the police to someone undeserving would later emerge in Hitchcock's movies, particularly "The Thirty-Nine Steps", "I confess", "The Wrong Man" and "North by ...

(5 pages) 100 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

The Birds: Comparisions between story and movie

sconnections to one another and reasoning for the birds attacks.There are some similarities between Hitchcock's film and Daphne du Maurier'sstory. The main similarity between the two is probably quite ... t is set rather far from a large city and alsonear water."The connections between the characters in Hitchcock's film were quite differentthan the ones in du Maurier's story. In du Maurier's story they ...

(3 pages) 34 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

How did Hitchcock create fear and tension in the original audiences of Psycho before they entered the cinema and whilst they were watching the film?

yone was concentrating on the film. Psycho changed this and the way that films were shown for ever. Hitchcock had to work within the environment to create a new cinema experience; he changed things th ... was very harsh. This meant that film makers could not show nudity or extreme violence. This is why Hitchcock created both murder scenes with out showing any gore at all. It may also have been one of ...

(5 pages) 72 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

How does Hitchcock create fear and tension through the structure of the story line in Psycho?

In this film Hitchcock does not use the traditional Hollywood equilibrium, disruption, solution pattern, as the m ... s punishing a character for doing something good such as taking the money back or looking for clues.Hitchcock created a lot of suspense by playing dramatic music throughout the film; this meant that t ...

(1 pages) 32 1 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred HitchcockFilms were a great form of entertainment from their debut in the early 1900's and continued ... or began his dream of working with cinema. Eventually, the talented and mysterious director, Alfred Hitchcock, played a huge part in establishing his and others' masterpieces as an art.Born on August ... establishing his and others' masterpieces as an art.Born on August 13th, 1899, in London, England, Hitchcock's childhood was that of a lower class Roman Catholic child who attended church regularly. ...

(7 pages) 56 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Hitchcock: strangers on a train

Who Isn't a Murderer? Hitchcock tries to use Strangers on a Train to tell us that everyone has a murderer within them. He ... s Guy have very concealed feelings. What is interesting is that they have the same feelings. Hitchcock tries to show us that execution is a major difference between people. For example, take Br ... ld ladies that appear harmless, they do agree that they sometimes wish to kill their husbands. Here Hitchcock shows that everyone can have murderous intentions, even old ladies. What Hitchcock wants u ...

(1 pages) 26 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Analysis Of Kubrick As Auteur

ick's style is drawn out and deliberate, with a need for perfection comparative to the rumors about Hitchcock and his need for complete control. At no time does it seem like something just happens in ...

(11 pages) 32 0 5.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Everworld: Whatever You Wanted To Know

is the eleventh of a continuing book series about four regular teenagers; David Levin, Christopher Hitchcock, Jalil Davis and April O¡¯Brien. They are brought into Everworld By Senna O&iex ...

(3 pages) 1185 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Day The Cow Boys Quit

story was about the cowboy strike happened in Texas Panhandle in 1833. The main character was Hugh Hitchcock. He worked as a wagon boss for rancher Charlie Waide. Rascal Mcginty and Law Mcginty were ... cGinty were argue with Dayton Brumley about the cow¡¦s brand as either LR or Figure 4. Hitchcock can not judge for them.At night Brumley¡¦s boss Selkirk come to talk about th ...

(3 pages) 3202 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Boston Massacre

rch 5, 1770, an incident occured, leaving 5 colonists dead at the hands of British soldiers...Tommy Hitchcock The Boston Massacre On March 5, 1770, an incident occured, leaving 5 colonists dea ...

(1 pages) 16 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


000 to make, any other horror movie would cost hundred of millions of dollars.It had been said that Hitchcock wanted the shower scene to be silent, but it was scored and Hitchcock changed his mind. On ... a setups for a 45 second scene. From the following website Hitchcock used 70 different camera angles intermixed with quick cuts to emphasize the brutality of t ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


Suspense I think the best example of suspense in Alfred Hitchcock's films is Psycho. The suspense is built well through the music and the camera angles. I w ... ng the body. He builds suspense without showing the specific details of a scene.Plot Twists Hitchcock uses plot twists in his films to give the viewers the idea that something going on is happ ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Jalil Sherman

l didn't seem to like two of the people he was stuck with in everworld, David Levin and Christopher Hitchcock he was stuck with them because of Senna the witch April's half sister. He seemed to get al ... ong with Jalil or April all to well.Characters up to ten: Jalil Sherman, April O'Brien, Christopher Hitchcock, David Levin, Senna, Loki, Nidhoggr, Hel, Fenrir, and the Midgard Serpent.Basically this n ...

(3 pages) 3 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A summary of Tania Modleski's "A Master's dollhouse: Rear Window"

lm TheoryJanuary 23, 2008 Summary 1A summary of Tania Modleski's "A Master's dollhouse: Rear Window"Hitchcock's Rear Window has been both hailed and criticized for its portrayal of the male/female soc ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Realism in "Rear Window"

One of the most crucial elements of Rear Window, and a very clever tactic used by Hitchcock, is realism. In other words, most if not all things that happen in this film, and everythi ... and how we are kept by Jefferies' side the whole time. "One of the major, irresolvable issues that Hitchcock dramatizes in the film is the audience's innate voyeurism. We are implicated in Jeff's voy ... .Which brings me to Jefferies, the protagonist. There is nothing fake about Jeff, remaining true to Hitchcock's realism: he hates being incapacitated, he worries, he gets frustrated, he loves, he feel ...

(11 pages) 3523 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis