Stranger On A Train


According to me, the model of "the classic cinema" is respected in the movie
Strangers On a Train. The movie starts on a train, where we are introduced to
the two main characters, having a conversation. The subject of the conversation
is basically the most important part of the setup. By listening to them, we
could predict the direction that the story was going towards. Throughout the
rest of the introduction, we are introduced to the rest of the important
characters.

The first plot point, as expected, takes place when Bruno murders the
protagonist\'s wife. After doing so, he expects the protagonist to do his part of
the plan, who refuses Bruno\'s offer because they never had planned it. The
protagonist\'s identity is threatened because he\'s accused of a crime which he
never committed. We could also see the presence of oedipus complex: Bruno\'s
hatred towards his father since his childhood.

According to me, the model of "the classic cinema" is respected in the movie
Strangers On a Train. The movie starts on a train, where we are introduced to
the two main characters, having a conversation. The subject of the conversation
is basically the most important part of the setup. By listening to them, we
could predict the direction that the story was going towards. Throughout the
rest of the introduction, we are introduced to the rest of the important
characters.

The first plot point, as expected, takes place when Bruno murders the
protagonist\'s wife. After doing so, he expects the protagonist to do his part of
the plan, who refuses Bruno\'s offer because they never had planned it. The
protagonist\'s identity is threatened because he\'s accused of a crime which he
never committed. We could also see the presence of oedipus complex: Bruno\'s
hatred towards his father since his childhood.

The object of the protagonist\'s and the camera\'s look was usually women.
When Bruno was committing the murder, we could see only her (the victim) and the
reflecting light on her glasses. Also by the time when Bruno was demonstrating
how to strangle by remembering his murder, the eyes of the camera were on
another woman who looked exactly like his victim. After the second plot point
took place, the events that occurred led the story back to normal.

The questions that I asked to myself: How is the problem to be solved? What
will happen next? Is he going to make it? made the movie exciting. The
unrevealed answers made me think and worry. Anxiety in this case was pleasure.

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