Monday, August 30, 2010

Family Plot & Hitchcock’s Continued Influence on Pop Culture

Discussion of Alfred Hitchcock's unwaning influence on popular culture mostly through iconic works such as Psycho, Vertigo, and Rear Window, but more recently a minor work such as Family Plot has found its way into the video for Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance". The sex and theft motif in Family Plot is examined as well as the origins of the film's final moments.
After discovering the connection between the "Bad Romance" video and Family Plot, I  found the 6/3/2010 post on the Prêt à Porter P blog, so kudos for picking up on that!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Audience Manipulation, Doubles, and Locations in Strangers on a Train

The Danbury Railway Museum which served as the main train depot in Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train is the setting for a discussion of the development of the screenplay, Hitchcock's fondess for doubles and contrasting images, and Hitchcock's ability to manipulate the audience into rooting for his villains.