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comment Was Alfred Hitchcock a feminist?
+1 also for the many good points here. My recollection, from a biography read long ago, is that Hitch had a controlling mother and indifferent father. Thus my understanding is that his model of the perfect woman was one that was strong and assertive. Combined with his own controlling, perfectionist personality the results are his female characters. Yet at the same time I think Hitch enjoyed being mothered and dependent on the women in his life, hence his devoted relationship with Alma (I could never believe he actually wanted a sexual relationship with his leading ladies, despite the rumors).
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comment Why didn't Vincent and Jules kill Marvin?
My interpretation of this scene has always been that "our guy" was Brett, the man who stole the briefcase and their target. Shooting the rest of the residents was collateral damage, and Marvin escaped (initial) death by sheer luck and Jules not being eager to pull his trigger again after the bloodbath. But that doesn't mean your interpretation is wrong, and I kind of like it. It's been a while since I've watched that scene.
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answered Did any of Alfred Hitchcock's American films receive poor reviews upon release?