How Does “Last Hijack” Utilize Animated Sequences?
Animation is used to take the film to places the cameras can’t reach - the past, the safe room of a ship during a hijacking - to let us view the more complicated and violent areas of Mohamed the…
How Does “Last Hijack” Approach its Subject Matter Without Passing Judgment?
The purpose of the film is its perspective. It can look at an existence that people hear lots about, but don’t often understand, shown from a viewpoint we rarely get the chance to see.
How Does Hitchcock Use “Rear Window” to Define Gender Roles in Cinema of the Time?
Rear Window employs every classic male/female gender stereotype in film of the era, but arguably uses its main characters to flip those perceptions by the end.
Does Jeff and Lisa’s “Rear Window” Banter Parallel the Dramas Across the Courtyard?
All of Jeff's neighbors serve as variations of his own hesitancy about committing to marriage, and correlate with the discussions he has with Lisa about marriage and the future.
In “Rear Window,” What is Hitchcock’s Attitude about Voyeurism?
Hitchcock praises the curious nature of human voyeurism. It’s a running theme in many of his films, but the central one of Rear Window.
In “Rear Window,” What is Unique About the Use of Sound and Music?
All of the sound in Rear Window is diegetic, natural, ambient sound recorded to bring an authenticity to the set, and heighten the suspense of the story.
How Did “Rear Window” Choreograph the Actions of All its Actors Across Such a Large Set?
Small microphones and earpiece units were worn by all cast members so they could receive direction from Hitchcock across the set.
In What Ways Does the Antagonist of “True Detective (Season 1)” Act as a Foil to the Protagonists?
Although they are pitted against each other, the protagonists and antagonists of True Detective (Season 1) might have more in common than they'd like to admit.