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Sequence Analysis Assignment Rear Window is a classical Hollywood mystery capturing many aspects of human curiosity and society as it was in the twentieth century Through restricted narration Alfred Hitchcock not only portrayed human curiosity but also awakened a stream of suspense in the audience He leaves us questioning human morality and presents to us life as a stratified society In order to produce such an intriguing film Hitchcock used many stylistic elements and techniques to emphasize the intended meaning and themes within the narrative text These implicit themes are seen throughout the film but when we look at one particular sequence two major themes emerge First gender differences are revealed through the use of costumes a variety of different lighting techniques in the mise-en-scene and by altering the camera angles through the use of cinematography The next theme to emerge is class conflict Evident through observation of the set lighting changes to produce shadows and the shifting camera angles Together these themes are elements that depict social stratification within a society Thus by extensive use of stylistic film techniques Hitchcock portrays a stratified society through gender differences and class conflict By using cinematography techniques from the mise-en-scene gender and gender differences play a major role throughout this sequence Each character has a certain costume that highlights their gender role and produces a stereotypical view of how males and females should look in our society For example the clothes that Lisa and Doyle wear are typical apparel for men and women Lisa depicts the perfect woman as society dictates She is blonde beautiful successful self-sufficient and wears stylish clothes to flaunt her success In this sequence Lisa is wearing an outfit which is slightly revealing yet conservative By showing a bit of skin and wearing a form fitting skirt to emphasize her tiny waist Lisa becomes more attractive to the male population In a mans eye a woman should be attractive and sexy Yet
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