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Enforcement is perhaps not the word. Although the movie studios had considerable sway and influence over theatre owners at the time they could not insist that the owners maintain the policy of "no late admission". It's possible that they could have included a clause into the contracts to this effect but it seems that the studio went for persuasion ...


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More important than outrageous, it wasn't believed to be genuine The Auction House and Auctioneer are tasked with selling an item on behalf of the owner, getting the best value they can and taking a fee in the process. As you say, Thornhill has been deliberately disrupting the proceeding, out there in the open where he cannot be kidnapped or killed, hoping ...


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In 1962 François Truffaut interviewed Alfred Hitchcock rather extensively. About 12 hours of audio has been broadcast on french radio. You can listen to the 25 parts here. In part 15 Hitchcock talks about "Rope" (I transcribed it myself, so please excuse any errors): I don't know why I really indulged in the stunt, I can only call it a stunt, in &...


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To add to Christian Rau's answer, here is an outtake from Wikipedia: When filming Rope (1948), Alfred Hitchcock intended for the film to have the effect of one long continuous take, but the cameras available could hold no more than 1000 feet of 35 mm film. As a result, each take used up to a whole roll of film and lasts up to 10 minutes. Many takes end ...


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I think that the long takes, or just a single take as it should look for the audience, fit perfectly to the fact that the whole movie is set at a single small place. Those two aspects contribute to the impression that we are actually watching a play instead of a movie (as also stated in this answer to a different question). To me this had two at first ...


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As per the Trivia page for "Frenzy" on IMDB: Midway through the film, there is a famous continuous shot in which the camera backs away from the door of Rusk's upper-floor apartment and descends the staircase, seemingly without a cut, to the ground level, out the building's front door, and then to the opposite side of the street. The interiors were shot ...


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The detective is trying to make sense of the picture, as detectives are tasked with trying to make sense of things in any given case. The picture could also be seen as a representation of Lina's frazzled state of mind.


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This is only a partial answer, but I hope it is of help. The source seems to be François Truffaut, who conducted interviews with Alfred Hitchcock in 1962 and later published a book (even later turned into a film), called Hitchcock/Truffaut. I didn't find the direct quote, e. g. the original audio files from 1962 are online, but I couldn't locate the exact ...


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My first reaction was it was done with Steadicam, except Frenzy came out in 1972 and Steadicam was first used in 1976. I found a good description of how the shot was done here: "Deconstructing the Tracking Shot". A camera jib was used for the interior shot, and a dolly ws used for the exterior. There is actually an edit in the shot, hidden by the man ...


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eBay bidding does not work the same way as bidding in the auction. In an in-person auction, the auctioneer will usually pick some initial price. If a bid is placed, the auctioneer will then increment the price by some amount, and ask if someone is willing to pay that much. This repeats until no one is willing to bid a higher amount, and the auctioneer ...


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It’s not that it was unreasonable, just given his past behavior it was questionable —- and upon asking for the clarification, he increases his bid again and again. Raising the bid by a large amount is something that happens in auctions, it is a way to signal to others that they shouldn’t waste time by bidding against you, you are determined to get it and ...


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It's a very quick clip, but I think he leans left just after he steps back. That's just enough to give that effect. I don't think it's intentional. If you watch the entire shot, the shadow is in-frame for the duration and there is no room to have placed another actor to effect a separate shadow. It has to be real. Best guess is that as he steps back, his ...


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