How can a film director give life to a script? – Hitchcock Analysis

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Rear Window Film Analysis (Alfred Hitchcock)

In this video students from the University of Central Florida share their analysis of director, Alfred Hitchcock’s film, “Rear Window.”

This video would be great for filmmakers, film directors and cinematographers to watch because along with giving some history behind the film, this video touches on character objectives, and Hitchcock’s influence on the script.

As you watch, consider these questions.

  • Can a protagonist and antagonist work toward the same goal?
  • Is a plot driven by what the characters want?
  • From who’s point of view is this film presented?
  • How does a film director give life to a script?
  • Is a smaller setting better for telling a good story?

Here are some of the highlights:

1:38 – Main Characters – Can a protagonist and antagonist work toward the same goal?
3:19 – The Main Plot – Is a plot driven by what the characters want?
5:01 – The Sub-Plots – From who’s point of view is this film presented?
6:00 – The Script – How does a director give life to a script?
8:09 – The Aftermath – Is a smaller setting better for telling a good story?

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