Thursday, October 27, 2011

As part of our Halloween movie tradition, we watched Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt this week. It was pretty interesting. I'll be honest that I hadn't heard of it until recently, but it was critically acclaimed and supposedly one of Hitchcock's favorites. I found it interesting that the original script was written by Thornton Wilder and that some of the cinematography could be influenced by Edward Hopper. Here are some great stills from the movie:


  1. Love Hitch's use of lighting. In the frame at 9 o'clock it was likely to imply tension with high contrast (no middle values) and to either literally create a feeling of either entrapment (prison bars) or indecision (as the character is split and fragmented by the shadows). Cool!

  2. Agreed. Isn't that shot killer?

    That's so interesting. Now that you say that, I can really see it. Both the entrapment and indecision elements fit with the plot!