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Continuing with the assumption from the previous shot, Commodus is negotiating the terrain of the historian and critic. The diegetic referrent is the same as the director's concerns: to create a captivating story within the epic formula. He also echoes the desires of the viewer, who historically recognizes epics in chronicle form (a series of chronological events connected by a common thread [i.e. the hero's life]) and yearns for a decisive conclusion.

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A jerky cut like this would be very rare later in the 1930s, as it is today. As recording technology improved, Hollywood would move back to single-camera shooting for most scenes, and shot scales were more exactly planned and executed.

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The film’s second “act” starts with a comparable flourish. A long shot of the library shows Carney bustling toward the offscreen front door in the background. The camera tracks in and waits for him to return.

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In and , as well as , Hitchcock limits himself to a single set.

Moreover, Hitchcock carefully manipulates the soundtrack so that the birds can convey terror even when they are silent or just making an occasional caw or flutter.

They are his least detached, most unsettling and haunting films.

To introduce a bird visually without an attack is to tease the audience with a red herring, and so Hitchcock cannot manipulate the visuals as freely for suspense as he does the soundtrack.

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So when Mary calls on Donovan in the second scene, we can see her arrive in a long-lens mid-shot, then we can see Donovan’s reaction in a long shot. Mary comes forward and a third camera picks them up in a two-shot.

"We have a very deep understanding of what music is doing, and it's very physical," adds Brand.

Hitchcock´s soundtrack, by contrast, allows for less freedom.

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His condemnation of static dialogue sequences does not include effects or music.

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At any point in the film a bird noise can be introduced naturally, so Hitchcock has a means of controlling tension even more effective and less obtrusive than musical cues.