Hitchcock: Themes–Accidental Meetings, Fateful Encounters

July 7, 2020

Accidental Meetings, Fateful Encounters are crucial in H’s work.

H’s basic issue: How  does an accidental encounter cause fatal consequences?

An apparent order of the ordinary life is precipitated into catastrophe by accidental encounter

H’s universe is governed by “malign  spirit.”

Chance events tend to plunge normal citizens into a nightmare

The chance accident reveals  the structure chance encounter is a joint between an element and empty space, a void that awaits the subject like a trap (Mladen Dolar, p. 43).

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