Film Techniques in "Sabotage" Essay by Balb

Film Techniques in "Sabotage"
This paper discusses the unique use of film techniques in Alfred Hitchcock's "Sabotage".
# 95020 | 1,351 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 14, 2007 in Film (Artist) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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In this article, the writer discusses that Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most highly influential film directors and producers of all time, was known mostly for his unique use of film techniques. The writer notes that some of these techniques consist of Hitchcock's personification of the camera, the use of close-up shots, the point of view of the character, the use of humor, creating tension, as well as the use of sound. The writer then points out that these techniques are used throughout Hitchcock's 1936 film, "Sabotage". The writer maintains that the application of these techniques is what made him so widely known. The writer concludes that in the film "Sabotage", Hitchcock's techniques were successful in intriguing his viewers and keeping them in a constant state of suspense.

From the Paper:

"One of Hitchcock's most famous techniques is the idea that the camera is not only just a camera, but also a camera taking on human qualities. Hitchcock, when shooting his films, would make the camera act as though it were the eyes of the viewer. The camera is playfully used almost as if it were a detective trying to figure out a crime. This keeps the audience intrigued and also allows the audience to uncover the mystery. This technique is seen in the film, "Sabotage" during the first scene where the lights have gone out and the two men find sand in the machine."

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