The climactic sequence of Strangers on a Train is a masterpiece of montage and expressionist mise-en-scene.
Write a detailed analysis of the sequence.
- How is it assembled? What are the elements of montage?
- How is it presented? What are the elements of mis-en-scene? Camera angles, costuming, sound, music, acting, action, set, and costumes?
- What is the overall emotional effect on the audience? Some students felt the scene was comic? Is it?