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Robert’s Project

For my analysis project, I have decided to look at the season 5 finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The final four episodes of the season took plot points as well as aspects from 4 different Hitchcock films including Sabatoge, The Man Who Knew Too Much, To Catch a Theif, and The Wrong Man. I noticed that each of these episodes had elements of noir that we had gone over in class including corruption, the urban cityscape, a number of crimes/murders commited, the femme fatale, the hero (who is actually a heroine in this particular arc) as a detective/culprit who is wrongfully accused of the crime, morality as a grey area (not just black and white), and plenty of camera angles/lighting effects that could be considered noir. Of course since this is Star Wars, these particular episodes give off a Neo-Noir style similar to Blade Runner in a sense.
Here are a couple of images as well as the trailer to the finale:
The Clone Wars
 
Blade Runner
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One response to “Robert’s Project

  1. This looks like it will work very well. If you plan to use the point about being based on HItchcock films, then be sure you make the case for, a) the fact that they were based on those films, both from statements by the creators and visual evidence from the episodes/films themselves, and b) the relationship between Hitchcock and noir.

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