Poke the Tiger

Hitchcock scholar Jeffrey Michael Bays has made this question his life's mission, and is here to share his top tips for escalating suspense and leaving your audience begging for more.

Author: Jeffrey Michael Bays


ISBN: 1615932739

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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Suspense with a Camera brings the secrets of suspense out of the shadows. Written for screenwriters and directors by a leading expert on Hitchcock techniques, you'll have fresh insights on crafting suspense. These ideas have never been published before and share revelations that go far beyond the clich� knives, corpses, and blondes that many associate with Hitchcock. Suspense is such a basic part of storytelling it can even be used in romantic comedy!How did Hitchcock manipulate his audience into a state of frenzy? Hitchcock scholar Jeffrey Michael Bays has made this question his life's mission, and is here to share his top tips for escalating suspense and leaving your audience begging for more. Ideal for filmmakers of all kinds, these tips will enhance everyone's creative works -- shorts, web series, TV episodes, and features.

Creative Camera

3 See Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, Vintage (London, 1993) 4 See André
Bazin, “The Ontology of the Photographic ... a moment of existential suspense; a
kind of vertigo of life and death, its representational apparatus, similarly, is caught
in ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106015638262

Category: Photography, Artistic


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Television Dramatic Camerawork

First , to consider physically - emotionally conditioned movement : the possible
camera moves are so varied that they can only be touched upon . Camera ... 27 .
Funk and a Any time the viewer becomes aware of plot - 71 Suspense Camera.

Author: Rolf Hector Currie


ISBN: STANFORD:36105025536587

Category: Television

Page: 148

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Camera Obscura

But what are the forms that this suspense takes in moral masochism ? The
Christian , of course , lives his or her life in perpetual anticipation of the second
coming . The figural meaning which this anticipation implants in present
sufferings ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105005471714

Category: Critical theory


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A journal of feminism and film theory.

Travel and Camera

MOVIES WITH A NIKON ( Continued from page 69 ) peril of the bottomless cliff is
established early in the film when actor Maxwell Reed walks along its edge .
Then , the big suspense moment is at hand when the little girl is about to fall over



ISBN: STANFORD:36105015542256

Category: Photography


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Camera Action Murder

Please Tweet/Facebook, “Camera. ... Romance, Heartache and Suspense set on
the beautiful south coast of France. To be published in 2013 'CHILDHUNT' The
5th Mystery/Suspense Novel featuring Diana Rivers – Children are missing in ...

Author: Faith Mortimer

Publisher: Topsails Charter


Category: Fiction

Page: 367

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Diana Rivers hadn’t intended to visit England that summer but the invitation to take part in a film-shoot seemed too exciting an opportunity to miss. She looked forward to renewing old friendships and meeting a handful of well-known film stars. The only possible fly in the ointment, was the venue. Years before, Diana had suffered a terrifying experience in Cheltenham, England – an encounter which she thought she’d resolved. Reassuring her partner, Steve that all was well and the dreadful episode was behind them, they went ahead. Little did Diana know that the filming was only a minor part of the show about to be enacted. Once again, Diana is drawn into events which threaten to spiral out of control. When a beautiful young actress is accidentally killed, Diana’s reaction is to turn to more sinister thoughts. Was it an accident or was it…murder? A second body leaves everyone reeling and this time there is no doubt. A callous and vicious murderer is at large. Diana is fast embroiled in discovering the hard facts, not knowing that she is placing herself in great danger. Watch out Diana! You could be next…

Suspense and Resolution in the Films of D W Griffith

A. Change in camera position and angle.114 The change in camera angle
ranges from high-level to low-level angles. The change in camera position refers
to the camera being positioned directly in front of the subject to directly behind
the ...

Author: George Pavlou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527523999

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 166

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This book offers a significant and original contribution to studies on D.W. Griffith and film, through a systematic analysis of the director’s chase scenes, which create suspense and resolution in his films. The predominance of the emphasis of building suspense differs in the various stages of his chase scenes. The primary source of material discussed here is Griffith’s films after 1913 when he left the Biograph Company. Griffith’s post-Biograph films are more complete and representative of his techniques than his earlier films, which were subject to financial constraints while he was still innovating and developing his cinematic techniques. Most of his films used in this analysis were provided by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The purpose of this study is to determine a definition of a Griffithian chase scene in terms of his editing techniques. Categories are established, defining specific tools. This is done by determining and documenting consistencies, comparisons, and specific patterns occurring in his chase scenes that generally do not occur in his general editing. Griffith’s basic mechanics in editing are filmic time and space, parallel action, referential crosscutting, and decomposition. A major finding in this book is that Griffith’s chase scenes are the most important part of his films in terms of suspense and resolution. His chase scenes are complex, unique and sometimes even unpredictable. As such, this is an important new work on D.W. Griffith, and will be of interest to scholars and others interested in both the director and film, and will also be an asset to libraries and bookstores.

Know Your Camera

... low lighting is effectively used in pictures illustrating mystery stories where light
must create the off - normal , suspense and eeriness . Below - camera angle
shots in fact present a caricature of the world from a different , or a confused state

Author: Alfred Wagg

Publisher: New York : W. Funk

ISBN: UOM:39015017575401

Category: Cameras

Page: 244

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Almost in Camera

The time passed slowly . It was a sight to see the sun rising from its bed about six
feet above the horizon , for it was never out of view . I waited for my moment ,
inwardly sick with suspense . I thought of my cameras and equipment nicely
stowed ...

Author: Percy Brown


ISBN: STANFORD:36105081940483

Category: Journalists

Page: 238

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The Camera Lies

So Hitchcock sets up suspense around this very lovable child character as he
walks through London with the bomb. Stevie does dawdle a little, but he also
passively and unhappily submits to a bullying crowd who force him to sit and try
out ...

Author: Dan Callahan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197515334

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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The first book on Hitchcock that focuses exclusively on his work with actors Alfred Hitchcock is said to have once remarked, "Actors are cattle," a line that has stuck in the public consciousness ever since. For Hitchcock, acting was a matter of contrast and counterpoint, valuing subtlety and understatement over flashiness. He felt that the camera was duplicitous, and directed actors to look and act conversely. In The Camera Lies, author Dan Callahan spotlights the many nuances of Hitchcock's direction throughout his career, from Cary Grant in Notorious (1946) to Janet Leigh in Psycho (1960). Delving further, he examines the ways that sex and sexuality are presented through Hitchcock's characters, reflecting the director's own complex relationship with sexuality. Detailing the fluidity of acting -- both what it means to act on film and how the process varies in each actor's career -- Callahan examines the spectrum of treatment and direction Hitchcock provided well- and lesser-known actors alike, including Ingrid Bergman, Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Robert Walker, Jessica Tandy, Kim Novak, and Tippi Hedren. As Hitchcock believed, the best actor was one who could "do nothing well" - but behind an outward indifference to his players was a sophisticated acting theorist who often drew out great performances. The Camera Lies unpacks Hitchcock's legacy both as a director who continuously taught audiences to distrust appearance, and as a man with an uncanny insight into the human capacity for deceit and misinterpretation.

Film and Suspense

Moreover, the camera work can give to the spectator the impression that he is
physically involved in the screen action. The objective of the camera is his eye.
He is at the place where the camera is and moves like the camera moves. This
type ...

Author: Altan Löker

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412058407

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 131

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An important fact about films & stage plays is that the creation, & the creators, of the most successful of them are shrouded in mystery. This is true especially about Shakespeare, Hitchcock & other top filmmakers of Hollywood in general. This book unveils the secret of the success of the masters of drama, as summarized below. A “good film” is the one that gives to the spectator the impression of witnessing real events. Certain story events provide real pleasure to the spectator independently from the activities of the story characters & make him/her wish those events to be real. This process of wishing & enjoying the result & wishing it to be real, is the most solid basis of the illusion of reality but cannot satisfy all of his/her needs. It is relatively easy to please the spectator but difficult to make him experience fear. Story telling consists of pleasing & scaring the audience. The spectator can be rewarded by showing him/her what he/she likes to see & wishes to be real & therefore sees as real. But how he/she can be punished/made to fear real punishment? The answer is to induce free-floating anxiety in his/her mind. This response is a consequence of the spectator’s repressed guilt caused by the morally unacceptable but unavoidable side consequences of his/her acceptable wishes. In this book, the generation of free-floating anxiety is explained in detail, & it is shown that Shakespeare knew about this phenomenon in some form and made it the basis of his dramatic technique. Hitchcock learned its theory from Freud & its use in drama from Shakespeare. Hitchcock’s Psycho and The Birds are analyzed in full, partially shot by shot, & Shakespeare’s Hamlet, King Lear, and Othello are analyzed also in full, partially line by line. The nature of suspense & how it is generated are explained & its relation to conflict, guilt, free-floating anxiety, hopes & fears, action, & the illusion of reality are clarified & exemplified.

Camera techniques in dramatic and humorous scenes in Hitchcock s The Lady Vanishes

After that, I feel safe with the climax. (Sidney Gottlieb, Hitchcock on Hitchcock, London: Faber and Faber, 1997. p. 81) The Lady Vanishes, a Hitchcock movie of 1938, is not an exception to this: Hitchcock mixes a dynamic and surprising ...

Author: Marc Faber

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640219674

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 21

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 1,3, University of Koblenz-Landau (Institut für fremdsprachige Philologien, Fachbereich Anglistik / Cultural Studies), course: The Cultural Study of Film - British and American Hitchcock, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Alfred Hitchcock is, without doubt, one of the most famous film directors in the history of cinema. Many of his movies are still regarded as well-planned and marvellously produced classics; apart from his masterpiece, Psycho, the films made in the 1950s belong to the best-known ones of the 20th century. The appeal of Hitchcock′s films lies, amongst other features, in the narrative camera techniques he uses to integrate the audience directly into the plot action. Pans, cuts, and visual special effects are essentials of his work. The camera techniques contribute in a large degree to Hitchcock succeeding in keeping the audience on tenterhooks and manipulating their perception. The repeated award-winner describes this a structure of film making as follows: "In all my films, about two-thirds of the way through, I try to supply a definite contrast. I take a dramatic situation up and up and up to its peak of excitement and then, before it has time to start the downward curve, I introduce comedy to relieve the tension. After that, I feel safe with the climax. (Sidney Gottlieb, Hitchcock on Hitchcock, London: Faber and Faber, 1997. p. 81) The Lady Vanishes, a Hitchcock movie of 1938, is not an exception to this: Hitchcock mixes a dynamic and surprising plot with elements of comedy and satire. Inhalt der Hausarbeit Es ergibt sich folglich die Frage, ob eine bestimmte Kameraführung in humoristischen und dramatischen Szenen grundsätzlich verwendet wird und aus welchem Grund diese so gut funktioniert. Die Analyse ausgewählter Szenen aus The Lady Vanishes soll hierauf eine Antwort geben, nachdem die Grundzüge der Kameraführung und Hitchcocks favorisierte Stilmittel in seinen Filmen vorgestellt wurden.


subject for her mistress's camera over half a century ago .... Another ... Suspense
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ISBN: MINN:31951001889976V

Category: Cinematography


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Eye Film and Camera in Color Photography

Partly it is the fun of hearing the camera click and the enjoyable suspense as to
how the pictures will look - enjoyed by both parties . Part of the enjoyment goes a
little deeper . By a simple act we can stop time and change and freeze a little ...

Author: R. M. Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041653002

Category: Design

Page: 410

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Television Production

By contrast , a professional camera operator zooms only when he or she is
motivated to do so . ... the camera used to follow vertical action ( such as a leaf ,
as it floats from a tree to the ground ) , or to create a dramatic effect , such as
suspense ...

Author: Richard Lee Williams


ISBN: 0918839009

Category: Television

Page: 312

View: 477


Popular Mechanics Magazine

The It ' s tougher making a man walk through camera was aimed at the left - hand
scene , a wall , though the same principle is ... In Auto - Lite ' s image and the
cameraman has to think “ Suspense " production of Dr . Jekyl and Mr . twice
before ...



ISBN: UOM:39015010903238

Category: Industrial arts


View: 285


Film Art

variations on the possibilities of the camera's speed and direction of movement
provided the basis of this film's abstract ... gains majesty and suspense through
its inexorably slow descent toward the immense set pictured in Figure 5.11 ( p .

Author: David Bordwell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 0070064466

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 508

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This introduction to film art explains the techniques specific to film as a medium, discusses the principles by which entire films are constructed, and explores how these techniques and formal principles have changed over the history of moviemaking. Frame enlargements are used to illuminate concepts, and there is information on the latest film technology, such as the computer and special effects used in shooting "Jurassic Park". This edition includes a new chapter dealing with types of films and the concept of genre; and there is also a new section on "The New Hollywood" and independent film-making. In addition, there is a new appendix on selected Internet reference sites in film from the World Wide Web.