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The Perfect Recipe for Suspense
If your dream Friday night involves curling up on the sofa with a DVD of The Birds, you're sure to enjoy Hitch, this short, gorgeously animated "recipe book" deconstructing the ingredients that make Alfred Hitchcock's movies so great. But you don't have to love the master of suspense to appreciate the idea behind the video: in any given work of art, "there is no secret ingredient, it's the right combination of various techniques." Whether that means meting out "cooking time" to allow "flavors to develop" or finding the perfect "cold (preferably blonde) dish" to serve alongside something hot, the elements needed for a compelling story are available to everyone. And mixing them together? Well that's a skill anyone can master with proper practice. (Via Brainpickings)
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