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  • film journal 1 Essay

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    of others, yet longing for a new companion in her life. She has a reliance on alcohol to wash her troubles away. R. Devlin’s (Cary Grant) a stranger from the party, a very mystery man. The Party takes place at Miami, FL. The camera pans right across Cary Grant’s back and comes to rest behind his right shoulder. The camera is placed behind and to the right of Cary Grant who is sitting and facing away from the camera. In the immediate foreground masking out a small portion of the bottom left corner

  • Notorious Film Analysis

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    The first scene of the film Notorious takes place in a Court. This opening can make the audience fall into the story immediately. The leading actress’s name is Alicia Huberman, who was represented by Ingrid Bergman. Her father is an agent, and he gets involves in some terrible issues so that he is judged in the Court. What’s worse, her father’s prison sentence leaves her skeptical of others, and Alicia is very eager to have a new companion in her life. The camera first sets on reporters which implies

  • Hitchcocks North By Northwest: The Birth of the Modern Action Film

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    1959 was an exciting year in the history of filmmaking. An extraordinary conjunction of talent throughout the globe existed. In France, Truffaut, Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer, Rivette, and Resnais all directed their first films, thus establishing the French New Wave. In Italy, Fellini created the elegant La Dolce Vita, and Antonioni gave us L’avventura. Most importantly, though, in America, famed British director Alfred Hitchcock gave us the classic thriller North by Northwest, the father of the modern

  • Philadelphia Story Character Analysis

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    viewers a look at changing personalities in 1930s/40s American high society. The film stars Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, and James Stewart in a clash of cultures centered around a wedding. Macaulay Connor (Stewart) is a reporter for tabloid like Spy Magazine, on assignment to write an exposé on the marriage of wealthy Tracy Lord (Katherine Hepburn) with the help of her ex-husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant). While all of the characters present go through a dramatic change of outlook, Connor’s

  • Comparing Comparison And Contrast Of Alfred Hitchcock 's Film, Vertigo And Notorious

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    must have taken awhile to get it right, timing must have been everything. In Notorious the camera tells the story, the anticipation, you can feel the anxiety mount in the scene where Alicia and Alex have a party, they invite T.R.Devlin (played by Cary Grant) to attend. Before the party Alicia steals the key to the wine cellar where the secret the German’s are hiding is purported to be. The scene where she is holding the key clutched in her hand, the camera zooms in, you can almost see the sweat building

  • The Philadelphia Story Essay

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    There is no doubt that The Philadelphia Story is one of the best American romantic comedy file in 1904. Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart are protagonist in this film, but Katherine Hepburn’s acting make me so impressive. After finishing watching this film, I fall in love with this wonderful story not just because Katharine Hepburn is a beautiful as well as elegant lady, but lots of plots of this film are thoughtful and interesting. The most important event in The Philadelphia

  • Mistaken Identity In Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest

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    Stirring and innovative, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller North by Northwest is a meticulous and mysterious tale of mistaken identity. Starring one of the most prominent and suave leading actors in classic Hollywood, North by Northwest depicts Cary Grant as Roger Thornhill – a New York hot shot mistaken for the enigmatic ‘George Kaplan’. Furthermore, the film follows his quest to clear his name and intercept the devious plan of a secret consortium that aims to discredit the US Government. The shot

  • Literary Analysis : Philip Barry

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    As far as great American playwrights go, Philip Barry is one of the best. Born in Rochester, New York in 1896 to a family of Irish immigrants, Barry immediately took to literature and writing at a young age (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2003/jul/4/20030704-090210-3889r/). In the 1919 Philip Barry started his career as a playwright, which he maintained right up until his death. His first play Autonomy won a Dramat Award from Yale as he was finishing his studies there. From then on, his works

  • Essay On Screwball Comedy

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    structure and major attributes of screwball comedies, highlighting the clever dialogue, battle of the sexes, and physical elements that harken back to slapstick comedy films. Popular tropes, such as ambitious newspaper reporters, and popular stars like Cary Grant from His Girl Friday are featured. Milberg takes an in depth look at how films within the genre derived

  • Vertigo and His Girl Friday

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    film’s portrayal of women. Feminist film theorists believe that the male protagonist play a more prominent role while women are only something to be looked at and acted upon. Both films possess a male and a female protagonist. His Girl Friday casts Cary Grant as a cunning newspaper editor named Walter Burns, as well as Rosalind Russell as former reporter and former wife of Walter, Hildy Johnson. Vertigo stars James Stewart as a former detective named Scottie Ferguson, and Kim Novak as Madeleine Ester

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