Friday, 5 March 2010
Before watching this, I was skeptical about the film as I was told it had no cuts, no editing. This was probably an experiment of Hitchcock's to find out how the film would turn out, and how the audience would react to it. For me, this films was all about building suspense, or that's the effect it has on me. It is a known technique in modern films to use fewer cuts to build suspense so the result of using no cuts would mean a film that builds suspense throughout. The film, not having many breaks for the actors results in a more natural less 'stagey' relationship between them, this infuses us within the story heightening the suspense.