Hitchcock's "Crime and Punishment"

Laura 2022-04-20 09:01:34

An interpretation of Tuo's "Crime and Punishment". 4 points for films, 5 points for film ideas influenced by Tuo's ideas. I don't believe Hitchcock didn't watch Crime and Punishment.

Delicately, Hitchcock decomposes the contradictory role of Rasklinikov, full of clouds and the sun above the clouds, into two people - the God-perspective, the self-proclaimed high man, Bolandon and the timid, Philip, nervous and unable to maintain normal after the crime, are gay - the two together are a complete murderer.

A classic question discussed in the film is "the 'higher people' murder the 'lower people', and the lives of those 'lower people' are nothing", I am afraid that a person who considers himself a "higher person" will kill everyone. Kill them all to complete his mission. Otherwise, how can the "higher people" admit that the "higher people" are the same as him, and who is higher? This is a paradox of self-appreciation and recognition of others. The maximization of personal subjective consciousness is "I am God".

Different from Tuo's, in "Crime and Punishment", Rasklinikov murdered a selfish old woman who used pawns to make money. Dun, on the other hand, murdered with the attitude of eliminating low-level people and stupid people, and boasted about his "art" in the form of a banquet on the corpse of a mischievous nature. How terrible is the pretentiousness of the frivolous "higher people".

As a digression, I feel that in the design of Bolanton's character, the individualism in the West is completely personal, and when I think of the individualism in the East, it is the individualism on the top of the pyramid, which is very different.

The acting skills of the three main actors really touched me. The excitement, tension and seriousness were vividly displayed. The image of David's fiancée was also a microcosm of the situation that women were in in society at that time. One of my favorite shots is when Blanton and Philip pull the curtains, and the phone ringing in the quiet room suddenly remembers the frame where they look back nervously at the same time, like one person.

Finally, I will give the link to the book of my heart, "Crime and Punishment" by Shanghai Translation Publishing House, non-qin translation. There is a translation called: "You don't have to think about other translations when you read this one."

crime and punishment
Dostoevsky / 2007 / Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House

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Extended Reading
  • General 2022-03-26 09:01:04

    34 minutes and 69 minutes of two had to make positive and negative editing, to clarify the nature of the film's diachronic (revealing) and synchronic (space, covering) nature. It can be called a great failure, or the form is extremely misused, but it is precisely because of such a spirit of research in form that Xi Fat can become the real king of film techniques.

  • Donavon 2022-04-23 07:01:40

    long shoot. Hitchcock's first color film was inspired by the blockbuster and far-reaching murder case "Leopold and Loeb" in 1924, and the 1929 stage adaptation of the case.

Rope quotes

  • Rupert Cadell: Brandon's spoken of you.

    Janet: Did he do me justice?

    Rupert Cadell: Do you deserve justice?

  • Brandon: The good Americans usually die young on the battlefield, don't they? Well, the Davids of this world merely occupy space, which is why he was the perfect victim for the perfect murder. Course he, uh, he was a Harvard undergraduate. That might make it justifiable homicide.