Alfred Hitchcock Spellbound Suspense Analysis

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The Suspense and Mystery created successfully by Alfred Hitchcock in Spellbound and Rope When mention about suspense, “Hitchcock” must be the first word appears out in the mind. Alfred Hitchcock produced plenty of films which are suspense and thrilling. In his filmography, Spellbound and Rope were produced in a bit earlier stage. Spellbound is the first batch of film using the topic of Psychoanalysis. Rope is the first experiment film made by Hitchcock. Even though, these two films produce early before the well-known film such as Psycho and Vertigo in his filmography. Hitchcock was successful in creating suspense and mystery in these two films as using rusty technique and editing. First of all, it needs to define the meaning of suspense and…show more content…
Hitchcock creates the “big” suspense in the film. Let the audience guess when the other will discover the murders and watch the murders how to hide their crime during the time of the party. While Mrs. Wilson is tidying up the “table”, a scene keeps showing a chest on the left-hand side. After that, Mrs. Wilson wants to put the books back to the chest after she has tidied up. Hitchcock designs, these settings in the sequence to increase the tension between the chest and Mrs. Wilson. (Hitchcock "Rope") The viewer is being nervous of Mrs. Wilson will be the first person of discovering the crime or not. The period of Mrs. Wilson puts the books back before she opens the chest, the audience is agitated because want to know what will happen if she discovers the crime. (Hitchcock "Rope") To sum up this part, Hitchcock is successful to create the suspense and let the feeling or emotion of the audience fall into in Spellbound and…show more content…
After mentioning the part of how Hitchcock successful makes suspense, now talk about the part of the mystery. And show how Hitchcock creates them out in Spellbound and Rope. The mystery in Spellbound is finding out where Dr. Edwardes is and who kills him. Hitchcock provides clues to who is the murder such as the dream sequence of J.B. By solving out the meaning of the people and objects in the dream sequence, it will find out the murder of Dr. Edwardes. (Hitchcock "Spellbound") In Rope, it does not provide the process of the murdering. Hitchcock uses the camera as the eyes of the audience. He lets us following Rupert and seeing how he realizes or doubt something is unusual in the party. (Hitchcock "Rope") The camera represents the view of Rupert and it finds out the clues of Brandon and Philip are the murder and the process of murdering. Therefore, the audiences involve to solving out the puzzle together with Rupert in the whole film. Summarizes above viewpoint, it is a successful mystery. Hitchcock provides more fun and interesting in the films. It stimulates the audience to guess and think more about the true or real during watching the
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