Thursday, October 29, 2015


สืบเนื่องจากโพสท์ของเราก่อนหน้านี้ เพื่อนบางคนอาจจะสงสัยว่าทำไม Jean-Luc Godard ถึงด่าหนังเรื่อง SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943, Alfred Hitchcock) เราก็เลยเอา quote เต็มๆที่ Godard เขียนมาให้อ่านค่ะ

“If SHADOW OF A DOUBT is in my opinion Hitchcock’s least good film, as M was the least good of Lang’s, it is because a cleverly constructed script is not enough to support the mise en scène. These films lack precisely what FORREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940, Alfred Hitchcock) and MANHUNT (1941, Fritz Lang) are criticized for. Is so rare a gift really to be questioned? I believe the answer lies in the innate sense of comedy possessed by the great filmmakers. Think of the interlude between Yvette Guilbert and Jannings in FAUST (1926, F.W. Murnau), or on more familiar ground, of the comedies of Howard Hawks. The point is simply that all the freshness and invention of American films spring from the fact that they make the subject the motive for the mise en scène.”

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