Theme and Technique in Films

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Films are about some topics or themes and involve different types of characters. Many filmmakers use a variety of techniques to convey their messages. The choice on the type of the techniques depends on the theme of the film and how effective the filmmakers want to communicate their ideas. This essay aims at illuminating theme and technique in films basing its argument on Alfred Hitchcock’s movies; Notorious movie, Rope, and Strangers on the Train. Alfred Hitchcock was a director of movies and his place in the film studies is unrivalled. He is famously known due to his brilliant plots, witty dialogue, and his ability to tell stories visually. This unique ability brought a new revolution in the film industry that made him become a very…show more content…
However, Guy and Anne manage to stop him and reveal the truth to the police. Apparently, the three movies feature the theme of murder in the society. In the movie ‘Rope’, Brandon and Philip reveal their obsession with murder. They see the act as a way of expressing superiority and autonomy. Before the act, they had listened to Rupert speech who advocated the murder as a solution to some social problems such as employment and poverty. They take these words literally and execute the murder. Rupert was a follower of Neitzsche and Ubermenschen theories of murderer (Denzin 2008). Alfred Hitchcock seems to direct camera at Brandon, who imagines how murder could be executed and then goes ahead to do that. Alfred Hitchcock communicates the theme of murder in a different way in the movie ‘Strangers on a train’. Brumo meets with Guy, and he convinces him to murder Brumo’s father and in return Brumo will kill Mariam. Brumo goes ahead and murders Mariam. He demands the same for Guy. In the Morton Party, Brumo does not only discuss murder but also demonstrate on Cunningham’s neck (Denzin 2008). The theme of murder is also evident in the movie ‘Notorious’. After discovering that Alicia is a spy who is investigating their group, Sabastian plans to murder her silently. Sabastian is already in love with Alicia. However, after his discovery that Alicia was a spy, he is ready to poison her so that he does go against the group. At last, he
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