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Old Today, 11:10 AM   #61
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It doesn't seem to be one of his highly regarded movies, but I watched it again last year and thought it was fantastic.
I like it well enough myself. I think one problem is that we know from the start that there is a body. The suspense of "did they kill someone or didn't they" isn't there. One gentleman remarked on that on the DVD.
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I like it well enough myself. I think one problem is that we know from the start that there is a body. The suspense of "did they kill someone or didn't they" isn't there. One gentleman remarked on that on the DVD.
That's because the suspense is 'will they be caught? What will be their undoing?' It seems to be a perfect example of Hitchcock's famous distinction between suspense and surprise:

We are now having a very innocent little chat. Let us suppose that there is a bomb underneath this table between us. Nothing happens, and then all of a sudden, “Boom!” There is an explosion. The public is surprised, but priot to this surprise, it has seen an absolutely ordinary scene, of no special consequence. Now, let us take a suspense situation. The bomb is underneath the table and the public knows it, probably because they have seen the anarchist place it there. The public is aware that the bomb is going to explode at one o’clock, and there is a clock in the decor. The public can see that it is a quarter to one. In these conditions this innocuous conversation becomes fascinating because the public is participating in the scene. The audience is longing to warn the characters on the screen: “You shouldn’t be talking about such trivial matters. There’s a bomb beneath you and it’s about to explode!”

In the first case we have given the public fifteen seconds of surprise at the moment of the explosion. In the second case we have provided them with fifteen minutes of suspense.
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Incidentally, earlier this year I read Du Maurier's The Birds and liked it quite a bit. Like The Shining, Hitchcock's movie had almost no relation to the original story. But I enjoyed both the story and the film.
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Incidentally, earlier this year I read Du Maurier's The Birds and liked it quite a bit. Like The Shining, Hitchcock's movie had almost no relation to the original story. But I enjoyed both the story and the film.
The birds was also based on a real event. This flock of birds somewhere in California swooped in and made quite a mess of things by colliding with windows, etc. as I understand it. It was featured in Mystery at the Museum. It had a rather mundane cause though unlike the movie. The birds eat fish which have eaten a particular type of plankton or other sea plants and it every now and then has a neurological effect on the birds. Scrambles their sense of direction or something so they fly into things.
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