Alfred Hitchcock 's Rear Window explores the lives of those who feel isolated within society. The 1954 film, set in the tenements of Grenwich village, depicts those who are incapable of fitting into society 's expectations, as well as those who feel isolated from common interaction with others. Moreover, Hitchcock displays how its human nature to seek comfort and deeper connection even with those who are surrounded by others. Despite depicting characters as lonely, the progression of the film illustrates how individuals can be freed from isolation. The director asserts the loneliness and struggle that comes from fitting into social mores.
Is Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’ an appropriate text for VCE English in 2018? A speech delivered by a young feminist teacher to the Victorian Department of Education Conference on VCE text selection. October 17, 2017—Speech—Jemina Smith Good morning, my name is Jemina Jade Smith, and I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to speak at this conference, to share my thoughts on the department’s selection of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window as one of our Year 12 English prescribed texts. I have not taught this text previously, and last month, I decided to watch a re-release of the film.
Beyond the shadow of a doubt, Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window is a better movie than its 2007 remake Disturbia. Though Rear Window was made in 1954 with limited special effects, it contains more suspense than Disturbia has. Also, Rear Window is slow paced; this makes you feel as if you are alongside Jefferies, solving the mystery of Mrs. Thorwald’s murder. Overall, Disturbia lacked Hitchcock’s top-notch directing and creativity. Rear Window uses slow-paced scenes to create suspense the audience loves.
The stage setting in rear window I looked out form my window after watching the rear window, yet the curious peak of James Stewart caused a bit of stir within my conscious. I pulled my window down right after that thought. It wasn’t until that moment I realized how brilliant Alfred Hitchcock is. Most of the plot in this story was delivered thought the eyes of Jeffrey (played by James Stewart). Jeffrey broke his leg, therefore the only thing he can do is watching though the rear window.
Author’s Crafts The way an author crafts a story strongly impacts the mood of the story. Within the novel, Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie, the main character - Steven - is a funny, sarcastic 13-year-old, When Jeffrey, his younger brother is diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L), his life takes a turn for the worst. However, instead of making the novel gloomy and depressing, Jordan Sonnenblick (the author) incorporated jokes and sarcastic comments into the tale.
Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcocks powerful and complex psychological thriller, horror film “Psycho” (1960) was classes as the first sub genre of horror, the slasher. The film ushered in the era of slashes with graphic content of blood-letting and shocking killings of the time. Although this was Hitchcock’s first horror film, he was labelled as a horror film director ever since. The film contains disturbing themes of corruptibility, confused identities, voyeurism, human vulnerabilities and victimisation. These themes symbolise the effects of money, oedipal murder and the dark histories.
Reader Response for Chapters 8-15 In chapters 8-15 in A Lesson Before Dying, Grant has encountered two problems: he is expected to meet with an indifferent Jefferson alone, and his relationship with Vivian is becoming tense. Coupled with his career and his aunt’s insisting, he is put into a very stressful situation. Although disgruntled, Grant continues with his problems while trying to make as less trouble as he can. The former honor versus reason situation is still occurring, but now the other characters are becoming involved. Not only is everyone suffering because of this, but everyone is now suffering from wounded pride.
Renowned author, Raymond Carver, skillfully weaves dramatic and situational irony throughout his short stories, Cathedral, Neighbors, and They’re Not Your Husband. Situational irony is when the opposite of what is expected to happen occurs. In Cathedral and They 're Not Your Husband, situational irony is amply evident. Dramatic irony is when the audience is cognizant of something of which the characters are unaware. In Neighbors and They’re Not Your Husband, dramatic and situational irony are both utilized.
Alfred Hitchcock is remembered as the "master of suspense", most notably in one of his cinemas, "Psycho". Hitchcock used a variety of sensory details, to shock moreover frighten his audience. Three sensory details that he used, is when we notice a cop following Marion, we see that Norman is stalking Marion, and when a shadowy figure shows up while Marion is taking a shower. The first sensory detail that creates suspense is when we see the cop following Marion. We believe that the cop recognizes something is up furthermore, is going to assert Marion for stealing the money.
NUCLEAR FAMILY is a broad comedy that does exactly what a comedy should do: it delivers the laughs. It’s also considered a buddy, road-trip adventure. The premise of this delightful comedy is original and creative. It’s a plot that easily engages the audience. In addition, the script offers colorful, eccentric, and very charming characters.
“If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.(Hitchcock).” An Auteur has full control over the movie and puts some of themselves into each movie they make. Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock were masters of this. Truffaut with his 400 Blows and Hitchcock with his Psycho. There is one very famous scene in 400 Blows that Truffaut made that was very different for his time.
Society is fooled into believing in the applied connection among people. Benedict Anderson’s idea of imagined communities emphasizes that, “… the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion” (5). Members of neighborhoods, cities, states, or countries feel a sense of unity with other members for living in the same place or maybe having the same basic values, but true unity comes from understanding the similarities among each other, considering the impact a person can have on another, and caring about lives. Recognizing the importance of lives being socially intertwined is necessary to sustain a considerate society.