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FILM TITLE NORTH BY NORTHWEST CREDITS Lines appear forming slanted boxes on which the credits appear The lines become the windows of a large building OFFICE BUILDINGCAB Main character talks to his secretary about his plans They go over his schedule for the next day while driving to his appointment He asks her to call his mother and remind her of their evening engagement As she drives away he remembers that his mother cant be reached at the usual number but doesnt have time to tell his secretary before the cab drives away FunctionTheme Shows busy office life Explanation Roger Thornhills life is full of activity HOTELRESTURAUNT Porter calls for George Kaplan Roger Thornhill attracts the porters attention to ask him about sending his mother a telegram The villains see him and assume that hes George Kaplan As he follows the porter hes stopped by two men one of whom has a gun and is led away insisting that theyve made a mistake FunctionTheme The wrong place at the wrong timeMistakes happen Explanation Thornhill is seen talking to the porter whod been looking for George Kaplan and its assumed that he is therefore Kaplan KIDNAPPERS CAR Thornhill tried to engage the man on his left in conversation to find out whats happening and is frustrated when his attempts fail Thornhill leans over the man on his left to try to escape but finds the door is locked and is disappointed FunctionTheme Shows Thornhills persistenceMaking the best out of a bad situation Heather Garrett Explanation Thornhill had been kidnapped and is on his way to an unknown location TOWNSEND ESTATELIBRARY Lester Townsend enters and engages George Kaplan in conversation about who he is Leonard enters Townsend refers to Thornhill as Kaplan and Thornhill tries to explain his identity Townsend hints that Kaplan might not survive the evening if he doesnt cooperate Thornhill insists that he has to be on his way to the theater in
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