Hitchcock’s Notorious: Discussion Questions
1. Where does Notorious fit into Hitchcock’s overall career?
2. What was
Hitchcock’s working relationship with David Selznick
like? What does their partnership tell
us about the state of
3. What types of suspense films did Hitchcock make?
4. How does Notorious illustrate the basic suspense strategies and ideas that characterize Hitchcock’s work generally?
5. To what extent is Notorious (and the suspense film generally) using the strategies of melodrama? How does this particular "suspense melodrama" address its original audience?