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Hitchcock again: 3.9 steps to s-u-s-p-e-n-s-e

December 5, 2013, 07:56 PM

http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2013/12/05/hitch...

      Henry Edwards; Alfred Hitchcock. DB here: My previous entry reminded you that Hitchcock was notorious for distinguishing between suspense and surprise. To achieve suspense, he maintained, the audience has to be aware of more than the characters know. Surprise arises when we know as much as the characters, or less.  Hitchcock also [...]

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