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The scene I chose to discuss is a complex scene in which Douglas Sirk shows us into the minds of a bunch of the main characters.  The scene where the daughter Marylee is dancing in her room, she tunes the world out, including her father.  The way the scene is set up, it was as […]

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Psycho

Psycho found its name for a reason.  Alfred Hitchcocks films should basically surround themselves and should be a direct result of this films name.  Alfred Hitchcock is well known for creating films that infiltrate the psychy of the audiences mind.  It’s his way of capturing anyone who is watching it, and it is why he […]

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Written on the Wind

Let me just start of by saying that I am obsessed with this movie now.  At first I didn’t think I was going to like it because I had never heard of it before, and I didn’t know anything about the movie really.  But ever since we watched it in class, I’ve been trying desperately […]

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

This film was quite interesting, and I feel was a direct result from the happenings of the Cold War.  The war at the time had just begun and created a sense of panic in the US.  Americans were afraid of Communism taking over and having a bad influence on us.  They were worried that secret […]

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The Monstrosity of Orsen Welles

            Orsen Welles had a deep focused mind; a mind that could create great films such as Touch of Evil, and Citizen Kane.  I’d like to choose a scene from Citizen Kane (Welles, RKO, 1941) to discuss how this incredible director and actor used formal elements to create his story on film.  His movies were […]

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Out of the Past

Now this movie is much more my type of film.  It had romance, it had secrecy it had suspense and it had tons of surprises.  Betrayal is a big word to use for this film.  Bailey betrays his boss by sleeping with his girl, and then the girl betrays Bailey by killing his partner and […]

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Citizen Kane

This was the second time I have seen Citizen Kane.  The first time I really didn’t like it that much, and Professor Herzog was right when she said that the second time of watching this film makes it so much better.  I agree that this second time around was a better one.  I was able […]

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