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Literature Film Quarterly (2003) - Expressionist Themes in Strangers on a Train




Dellolio describes the narrative and stylistic organization of the film Strangers on a Train, which is deeply influenced by some of the precepts of Hitchcock Expressionism. The film, which suggests that dangerous moral, ethical, and material forces are unleashed when conscious behavior and subconscious wishes are in conflict, confirms that Hitchcock Expressionism is a maturational combination of personal aesthetic choices and certain pre-established formal resources.