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Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock - Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock      A running theme that is presented to the audience in Psycho is the opposition that exists between good and evil. This is shown throughout the movie among the different characters. Examples can also be taken from conflicts within the characters. Certain conflicts and how the characters deal with them and each other are what shape the structure of the movie. The perception that the audience receives of the characters change throughout the movie by the different conflicts that arise....   [tags: Psycho Alfred Hitchcock Essays] 1963 words
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Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho - Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho      Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho has been commended for forming the archetypical basis of all horror films that followed its 1960 release. The mass appeal that Psycho has maintained for over three decades can undoubtedly be attributed to its universality. In Psycho, Hitchcock allows the audience to become a subjective character within the plot to enhance the film's psychological effects for an audience that is forced to recognise its own neurosis and psychological inadequacies as it is compelled to identify, for varying lengths of time, with the contrasting personalities of the film's main characters....   [tags: Film Films Movie Movies Psycho Essays] 1446 words
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Psycho - ... James Schwartz is one of the most significant critics that isn’t so crazy about the film because he believes that it should be censored due to direct description of the movie’s murder scene. He argues that without limits, Hitchcock presents the morbidity of Marion’s death, which is immoral and most definitely irrational. Schwartz explains that Hitchcock should take account the sensitivity of his scenes so people can accept them. However, George Stade responds to Schwartz’s discussion of Psycho, stating that Schwartz does not view the film into the next level—rather into a level of conventional formation of American horror films....   [tags: Film]
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Psycho - In about 2 or 3 pages discuss the significance of this piece of dialogue and tell how this scene encapsulates one of the pervading themes of the film. In Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock, the conversation between Marion and Norman has shown extreme importance to both the plot and the themes of the movie. As the movie shown Norman’s psychotic mind, we but give great evidence of how the environment had influence on him. With the comparison of other character’s personalities, audiences are actually persuaded back to see the similarity of his mind to normal people’s....   [tags: essays research papers] 856 words
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Psycho - Psycho 'Psycho' is a film still in time. It does not and will not ever date. It is a film known throughout the world for its obscure storyline and its credible, yet incredible characters. The story follows a young women whose sinful deed of stealing $40 000 from a wealthy industrialist drives her out of her home and city, she goes to find her boyfriend Sam and marry him using the stolen money. As the story moves on we begin to form a bond with Marion, we loose this as she is killed and we begin to form a bond with the killer....   [tags: Papers] 1227 words
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psycho - Universal Studios presents the 1960 film “Psycho” by Alfred Hitchcock, adapted from the Robert Bloch novel by Joseph Stephano, and scored by Bernard Hermann. The film stars Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Janet Leigh, and a very creepy house. This film falling under the horror genre was based loosely on the novel of the same name which drew inspiration from real life serial killer Ed Gein, who has been the motivation for two other popular movies, “The Silence of the Lambs” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”....   [tags: essays research papers] 1281 words
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Psycho - 1. Watching the shower scene with and without music helped me to understand Hitchcock’s use of music throughout the film. Hitchcock used the high-pitched music during the scenes that were intended to have a high-tension effect. For example, when Marion was stealing the money, talking to the cop, and driving especially. The movie would probably get boring if we were just watching her driving and driving and driving. By adding the high-pitched music, Hitchcock created tension and suspense. 2. In my opinion Marion Crane is innately a good person....   [tags: essays research papers] 564 words
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Psycho - Psycho When asked what they remember from the original Psycho, most people would say that the shower scene was the part of the film that they remembered most. In this essay I will be analysing this famous scene but from the remake directed by Gus Van Sant. The remake of the film, created in the nineteen ninety's, has many differences from the sixties version. This is advantageous to the production. Examples of this are the use of colour and modern camera techniques that can be used to create tension, fear, anxiety, and psychological horror....   [tags: Papers] 1949 words
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Psycho - Hitchcock 1. What John Fawell is essentially saying is that although the common assumption of Hitchcock is that he is staunchly misogynistic—and often when one says this, the movies Psycho and Frenzy are cited for their scenes of female-oriented violence—he actually, in his majority of films, expresses empathy and compassion towards women, while giving a “sharp critique of the male psyche”. He goes even further, to convey the point that the notorious scenes from the two aforementioned movies may have jaded us all to the facts that he isn’t really that misogynistic after all....   [tags: Hitchcock Movies] 1842 words
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Hitchcock's Psycho - Hitchcock's Psycho Psycho first hit our screens in 1960 directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It faced major controversy, as it was different. Horror films before this were more unrealistic and gruesome. Psycho was a groundbreaking film of the horror genre. It was more realistic the events could happen in reality. Censorship was very strict at this time. Film standards agencies censored films showing sex before marriage, nakedness, violence and gore. Fortunately, Hitchcock overcame these restrictions in many ways....   [tags: Papers] 764 words
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Hitchcock's Psycho - Hitchcock's Psycho The main idea that Hitchcock wanted is to make the viewer have an emotional response to the film. The most important thing he did was to stop people entering once the film had started, " This picture you must see from the beginning or not at all, for no-one will be seated after the start of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest shocker "Psycho." Usually in 1960 a movie would be on a continuous loop and the public would be allowed to enter and exit the cinema when they desired, Hitchcock didn't want this because suspense would be lost and it would allow the viewer to relax....   [tags: Papers] 1292 words
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Psycho Motifs - PSYCHO MOTIFS Have you ever seen Psycho. I have, and in my opinion this movie is one of the best horror flicks ever. Part of the reason I think this because of the motifs Hitchcock added to the movie. Some of these motifs are the motion down, eyes, and circles. What is a motif. Better yet, what is the motif I’m about to tell you about. Well, let me start by giving you a definition of the word. Motif : A recurrent thematic element used in the development of an artistic or literary work. (In this case, a movie.) One motif in this movie could be circles....   [tags: essays research papers] 644 words
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Psycho, The Movie - Psycho (1960) Perhaps no other film changed so drastically Hollywood's perception of the horror film as did PSYCHO. More surprising is the fact that this still unnerving horror classic was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, a filmmaker who never relied upon shock values until this film. Here Hitchcock indulged in nudity, bloodbaths, necrophilia, transvestism, schizophrenia, and a host of other taboos and got away with it, simply because he was Hitchcock. The great director clouded his intent and motives by reportedly stating that the entire film was nothing more than one huge joke....   [tags: essays research papers] 2312 words
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The Film Psycho - The Film Psycho Works Cited Missing The film "Psycho" would have shocked the audience, when the film was released in 1960. The things in it that would have shocked the audience are the nudity shown on screen, the amount of money involved and Norman Bates being the villain. The nudity shown on screen would have shocked the audience because normally at the time the viewers wouldn't see this much nudity....   [tags: Papers] 1534 words
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Psycho the Movie - Kirsty Ponting. How does Hitchcock manipulate the audience’s feelings and emotions in his 1960 thriller Psycho. At the beginning of the film Psycho, Marion Crane escapes from her work with forty thousand pounds, which she is trusted by her boss to bank that afternoon. She heads to Phoenix where her lover Sam Loomis lives. After leaving here on her dinner break she heads back to San Francisco and stays in a motel called ‘Bates Motel’. Here motel owner Norman Bates murders her. In Psycho, camera shots are used to manipulate Hitchcock’s audience....   [tags: English Literature] 1203 words
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Hitchcock's Psycho - Hitchcock's Psycho Hitchcock had to make Psycho in a time of very strict censorship in the USA. To get the film to the maximum audiences without having to change his ideas he showed in the film, Hitchcock used devious techniques to get past the strict censors. Janet Leigh (the actress playing Marion) said in an interview that she thought the strict censorship rules made Hitchcock a better filmmaker, as he had to be more creative. This is a good point as if you have a film were there is a killer running around killing people with blood and guts everywhere it can get boring after a while since you're seeing the same thing repeatedly....   [tags: Papers] 989 words
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Analysis of Psycho - Analysis of Psycho Psycho, originally released in 1957 as a novel written by Robert Bloch, is now better known as a film by the true master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. The version was first viewed by the audience on a big screen in 1960. Taking on the role of the editor and director, he created a film that merely survived the censorship laws. In the course of making the film he broke all film conventions at the time by displaying its leading female having lunch in her white undergarments in the first scene....   [tags: Papers] 1978 words
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A Review of Psycho - A Review of Psycho He was known to his audience as the ‘Master of Suspense’ and what Hitchcock mastered was not only the art of making films but also the task of taming his own mad imagination Hitchcock told his stories through intelligent plots, witty dialogue and a spoonful of mystery and murder. In doing so, he inspired a new generation of filmmakers and revolutionized the thriller genre, making him a worldwide legend. His brilliance was sometimes too bright: He was hated as well as loved, oversimplified as well as over analyzed....   [tags: Papers] 1463 words
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Hitchcock's Psycho - Hitchcock's Psycho Hitchcock used the close up shot to reveal that Marion is blaming the audience for her tragic death and therefore they feel guilty and also responsible. The tears in her eyes suggest that Marion did not want to die and illustrates Marion’s sadness and clearly the audience feels sympathy for her. When the camera zooms out Hitchcock wanted to tell the audience that Marion’s life has gone and also she is out of the film. Hitchcock used the close up shot of Marion reaching out to show that she is blaming the audience for the brutal attack and therefore definitely, the audience would have felt culpable as well as responsible....   [tags: Papers] 474 words
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Film Analysis of Psycho - Film Analysis of Psycho When ‘Psycho’ was first screened in New York on 16th June 1960, it was an immediate success. Earning over $15 million, 15 times more than it took to make, ‘Psycho’ had made Hitchcock a multi-millionaire. As well as this, the huge critical acclaim ‘Psycho’ received made Hitchcock the master of suspense he will always be known as. Two sequels were made because the film was so popular people wanted more....   [tags: Papers] 379 words
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Hitchcock's Film Psycho - Hitchcock's Film Psycho Ever since the first horror movies were produced they have attracted huge audiences seeking to be scared, chilled and thrilled. Horror movies are so popular because the audience can get the adrenaline rush of being scared without actually putting themselves in danger, and also the audience ultimately get a rush of relief at the end of the film when the killer is killed. This is the same reason why people go on roller coasters because you get the adrenaline rush and then the relief when you get off....   [tags: Papers] 1579 words
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Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho - Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho Psycho, by Alfred Hitchcock, was shocking for its time. Made in the 1960's when film censorship was very tight to today's standards, Hitchcock pushed the limits of what could be shown and did with psycho things that had never been done before. The cinematic art, symbolism and sub-conscious images in this film were brilliant for the time and still are now. Realised for this, psycho has been copied in many ways and the things that made it great have become very clichéd....   [tags: Papers] 1097 words
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Hitchcock and Dualism in Psycho - ... “The fact that Marion is nonetheless murdered after her self-realization suggests that neither she nor the society that produced her is recuperable” (Gottlieb, Brookhouse 362) [Christopher Sharrett 362] Once Marion had made that fatal mistake to become a criminal, she was destined to die as a criminal, with no chance of salvation. This is very dualistic of the ending of the frontier, which was right around the time Psycho was produced. “the movement of the film is steadily downward and inward, away from the feeling of daylight, abundance, and expanse to a nightmarish claustrophobia that exteriorizes the unconscious mind.” (Gottlieb, Brookhouse 362) [Christopher Sharrett 362] The image of the West being a gigantic open expanse was coming to an end and Hitchcock showed that the frontier was finished and there was no chance of it coming back....   [tags: Psychology, Piaget, Hitchcock, ] 1468 words
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Techniques Used by Hitchcock in Psycho - Techniques Used by Hitchcock in Psycho The plot for the film 'Psycho' was unlike any horror movie that had gone before it. It is at first about a woman who steals money from her boss, and then tries to run away to her lover. This would have deceived the audience easily, because in 1960 (when the film was released) there was no one to reveal the plot over the Internet or by any other means. Around a quarter the way through the film, though, there is a dramatic twist in the plot....   [tags: Papers] 547 words
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Alfred Hitchcock's Techniques in Psycho - Alfred Hitchcock's Techniques in Psycho At the time of release, 1960, psycho was a ground breaking project. After its primary screening it was an immediate box-office success, earning over $15,000,000 in its first year, over 15 times as much as it cost to make. When I first saw the film, I would not of classified it as a horror, more of a suspense thriller. But looking back I begin to realise what a great effect this film would have had on people in 1960. It was the first of its kind, comparing this to "Tod Brownings Dracula" and others of such kind, would be like comparing "The Exorcist" to "My Little Pony." Armed with its master-class cast, consisting of Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins and many other household names, its most excellent story line and script and one of the best directors of the time, Psycho stormed Hollywood and tested family values such as motherly love....   [tags: Papers] 1063 words
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Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho - Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"-the movie the world recognised-was first premiered in the home town of New York on the 16th June 1960.The film follows the life and strife of a young beautiful woman Marion Crane, played by the Janet Leigh, who is on the run from the police after stealing $40.000, she manages to find refuge at the Bates motel where she makes her worst mistake possible. During and after the film production of "Psycho" Alfred Hitchcock had his aids buy as many copies as possible of the novel "Psycho"-written by Robert Bloch....   [tags: Papers] 666 words
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Analytical Essay on the Score of Psycho - Analytical Essay on the Score of Psycho The man behind the low woodwinds that opens Citizen Kane and the 'high pitched violins' of Psycho (1960). Bernard Herrmann was one of the most original and distinctive composers ever to work in film. He started early, winning a composition prize at 13 and founding his own orchestra at 20. After writing scores for Orson Welles' radio shows in the 1930s (including the notorious 1938 'War of the Worlds' broadcast), he was the obvious choice to score Welles' film debut, Citizen Kane (1941), and subsequently Magnificent Ambersons, The (1942), though he removed his name from the latter after additional music was added without his (or Welles') consent when the film was mutilated by a panic-stricken studio....   [tags: Papers] 884 words
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Alfred Hitchcock's Film Psycho - Alfred Hitchcock's Film Psycho The film 'Psycho' was produced by Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), a British-born American motion-picture director. He was noted for his technically innovative and psychologically complex thrillers. The film 'Psycho' was produced in the year 1960 and screened in New York. It was a groundbreaking film as by the end of its first year 'Psycho' had earned $15 million-over fifteen times the amount it took to make the film. The film created a lot of tension and anticipation for the audience....   [tags: Papers] 1734 words
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Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho - Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho', is his most well known, and widely regarded, his best, film. Shot over three weeks in 1960, even by today's standards of technology incorporated in films, it is considered one of the greatest horror films to date, terrifying audiences for over 40 years. Alfred Hitchcock created a masterpiece with Psycho, and bought the horror film into the modern era of terror. Psycho effectively tells two stories. The first; of Marion Crane, a young city banker who, on her lunch breaks, often meets her long time boyfriend, Sam Loomis, in a hotel room....   [tags: Papers] 1040 words
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Tension and Suspense in Hitchcock's Psycho - Tension and Suspense in Hitchcock's Psycho Alfred Hitchcock's fantastic thriller Psycho was made in the 1960's. At the time it was known to be a groundbreaking film. 'Psycho', introduced many new things that had never been done or seen on a screen at the time. It was the first time a woman was shown in a bra and the first time a toilet had ever flushed on the big screen. Seeing the film the viewers called it "mother of modern horror movie". This was because the taboo subject dealt with matricide....   [tags: Papers] 1357 words
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Suspense in Hitchcock's Psycho - Suspense in Hitchcock's Psycho The film Psycho was produced in the 1960’s by the famous director Alfred Hitchcock, and was based on the book by Robert Bloch. It was a groundbreaking film, as it was the first film to have shown a woman in a bra and slip which was to be censored, and a toilet being flushed, it was promoted in a number of ways. People were queuing to see this film “psycho” even when pouring with rain. So they started to promote the film by giving out umbrellas to them to make them stay....   [tags: Papers] 1261 words
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Suspense and Tension in film Psycho - Suspense and Tension in film Psycho Alfred Hitchcock 1960 horror film ´Psycho` is one of the most celebrated and scary films of its time. Hitchcock’s psychological thriller, psycho was and still is the mother of all modern day horrors. It cost Hitchcock around $800,000 to make the film. Psycho broke all film conventions by showing a leading lady having a lunch time affair in her underwear and also in the shower scene it was rejected on the grounds of nudity but was later with no alterations was accepted....   [tags: Papers] 1426 words
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Cinematography of Hitchcocks Psycho - Cinematography of Hitchcocks Psycho Alfred Hitchcock is renown as a master cinematographer (and editor), notwithstanding his overall brilliance in the craft of film. His choice of black and white film for 1960 was regarded within the film industry as unconventional since color was perhaps at least five years the new standard. But this worked tremendously well. After all, despite the typical filmgoer’s dislike for black and white film, Psycho is popularly heralded among film buffs as his finest cinematic achievement; so much so, that the man, a big name in himself, is associated with the film, almost abovehis formidable stature....   [tags: essays papers] 559 words
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Psycho Dynamic Psychology - ... A suggestion that combines these two is believed to be Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I found a website that further explains these approaches: The psycho dynamic approach is a form of depth psychology, the objective of this technique for the psychotherapist is to open up the unconscious content of the mind in order to treat the psychic anxiety of the patient. Even though this method stems from the psychoanalysis it is a smaller amount comprehensive technique. The humanistic/existential approach associated with the conviction that human beings are alone in this world, for the reason of this belief is that a person may perhaps feel a sense of meaningless, this roundabout approach does offers positive growth, the opportunity for the patient to recognize his or her problems furthermore encourages themselves to create his or her own values in addition to meanings and to make changes....   [tags: Psychology]
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Psycho as a Horror Film - Psycho as a Horror Film 'Psycho' could be described as either a horror or a thriller. To be a horror, films should be scary, gruesome and generally be about what you see, like violence and a lot of bloodshed. Thrillers are mainly more about what you think, because they mainly make you think about the plot and who the killer is and their motive. There is more suspense to make you think about the storyline in depth aswell as watching it. One of the reasons that this film made the top ten films of all time is because of the way suspense is built....   [tags: Papers] 768 words
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Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho - Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Psycho is a horror movie directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The movie was filmed in the late fifties and released in 1960. There were very few horror films in the sixties and this was considered a groundbreaking movie. As the film is in black and white it is very dark and gloomy, just perfect for a horror movie. There are other points that tell us early on that this is a horror movie and that we will be scared, like the hard rain against the car window when Marian is driving away and the worried look on Marians face as she drives....   [tags: Papers] 660 words
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Development of Suspense by Hitchcock in Psycho - Development of Suspense by Hitchcock in Psycho 'Psycho,' the somewhat infamous film by Alfred Hitchcock was produced in 1961, a time when the American censors, The Hays Office, still dominated the film industry with their strict rules and principles. It earned its notoriety by defying the traditional cinematic convections of that time and pushing the boundaries of what could be shown in mainstream cinema. The rules implemented by The Hays Office were far stricter than they are today, and Hitchcock uses all available means to reach and go slightly beyond the set limit....   [tags: Papers] 2047 words
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Tension in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho - Tension in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho When Psycho was first released in cinemas in 1960, audiences all over the world were shocked. They were shocked that something as sexually explicit, for that era, was being screened in hundreds of cinemas. Although audiences of the modern day are used to violence and sex scenes, the audiences of the 60's reacted in different ways. Some people viewed Psycho as a cinematic brilliance but other critics gave the film many bad initial reviews. This is because Hitchcock was extremely secretive in the making and publicity....   [tags: Papers] 1831 words
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Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho - An Analysis of the Opening Sequence from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho Just like a building, a film needs a strong foundation in order to be successful, a foundation which is made up of the starting moments of the film. In Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock successfully uses the opening credit sequence to establish a foundation on which to build an interesting plot, including techniques to elicit involvement by the spectator, and the suggestion of a "Psycho" theme. A musical composition consisting of quick strokes on tightly wound violins, later used in the famous shower scene, starts to play at the beginning of the sequence....   [tags: Film Movies] 1311 words
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Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho - Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Alfred Hitchcock's "psycho" is a ground breaking cinematic creation of the 1960's. It is a film which shocked its first audience, and still shocks today's viewers. Camera angles, lighting and well-chosen sound subtly prepare us for the horrific murder of Marion Crane, performed by the schizophrenic Norman Bates. The film opens with a long panoramic shot of a busy city around middaywith ambient sounds such as car horns and background traffic noise....   [tags: Papers] 1319 words
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Tension in Hitchcock's Psycho - Tension in Hitchcock's Psycho Hitchcock produced 'Psycho' in 1960. It was a groundbreaking film as it was the first American motion picture to feature a toilet being flushed. Also, Janet Leigh was shown in her underwear on more than one occasion, and, during the famous shower scene, it's possible to see hints of flesh. Hitchcock used the media to sell his film to a younger, fresher audience. The poster for this movie, at that time was sexually explicit. Hitchcock started a policy whereby viewers would not be permitted into the theatre once the film had begun, a measure, which had never before taken....   [tags: Papers] 1487 words
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Psycho Cybernetics 2000 - Psycho cybernetics 2000 Psycho cybernetics is one of the best motivating novels I have read to this day. It is somewhat repetitive, but the author really does get his point across. There are many examples that show the different areas of self confidence and believing in yourself. There are examples that show how others opinions about you can affect your opinion about yourself, both in the positive and negative aspect. If someone has been belittling your knowledge and potential since you were growing up, it is almost impossible not to rub off on you in some way somewhere in your life....   [tags: Book Review Analysis Maxwell Maltz Bobbe Sommer] 742 words
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Alfred Hitchcock’s "Psycho" - ... It draws you in as you anxiously await what is next. The tension slowly builds as you stare at the beautiful starlet take a shower and then all of a sudden an mysterious shadow appears in the background. At this point there is finally sound. As soon as the shower curtain is pulled back the screech of violins begins to play and to match that dreadful sound is Marion’s scream. At this point you can’t tell who is stabbing her, even though the first time you watch this movie that is hardly the focus....   [tags: Film Analysis] 2148 words
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Hitchcock's Techniques in Psycho - Hitchcock's Techniques in Psycho Psycho is about a mentally disturbed man called Norman Bates killing a woman called Marion. Marion has run away with 40,000 dollars from her boss and ends up in a motel owned by Mr Bates. Marionis murdered in the shower scene where she gets stabbed over and over again. In the shower scene Hitchcock was famous for his innovative use of camera shots. For example at the beginning of the scene Hitchcock uses a mid shot on Marion. In this scene Marionhas taken her dressing grown off and entered the bathroom....   [tags: Papers] 459 words
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Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho - Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Alfred Hitchcock's fantastic thriller Psycho was made in the late 1950's. Since then it has become a cult classic all over the world. Janet Leigh plays the helpless victim Marian Craine, brutally murdered in the shower by the psychotic Norman Bates. When Marian arrives at the small, isolated motel she has no clue to what is around the next corner. The rain is beating down so hard you can't hear anything all you can see is the big old house with a shadow of someone in the window....   [tags: Papers] 518 words
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Film Analysis of Psycho - Film Analysis of Psycho PSYCHO is a unique film because it is a black and white film in the age of colour. Secondly it showed the first naked body on screen. Also it showed the first ever toilet flush. It is a dark disturbing tale as we do not know who the murderer is and what motive they have to murder Marion and inspector Aborgast. It took only three weeks to make and only cost $850,000 to make. It may not compare with modern day S.F.X film but it is a worthy film when you consider the cinematography used....   [tags: Papers] 1296 words
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Movie Review: American Psycho - ... It's safe to assume that by and large the general audience will see this movie as a slasher. This film suggests that Americans are noticeably materialistic. In this movie the main character, along with his friends, coworkers and the vast majority of acquaintances, are severely preoccupied with the precision, style and cost of clothing. In the majority of the movie Patrick Batemen, internally, is comparing his style and possessions to everyone elses. He even goes as far as to compare how his business card stacks up against the others....   [tags: Film Analysis] 1697 words
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Hitchcock's Use of Suspense in "Psycho" - ... It is clear that this mind game Marion is playing is causing great distress and even leading her to act out of character. Running away to another city without even mentioning the situation to her sister, with whom she lives with, is mistake number one. The entire time Marion is on the run she is anxious and paranoid and constantly second guessing herself. She even questions her own judgment. Stealing the forty thousand dollars that her boss asked her to deposit on her way out of town is error two in character....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Advertising Psycho Pharmaceuticals - Advertising Psycho Pharmaceuticals I have been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, so I decide see my medical doctor to seek her advice on what I can do about my mental health. When I meet with her, she asks me if there have been any changes in my life that might explain my depression. Unfortunately, I cannot think of any particular cause for these feelings. My doctor suggests that I start taking a drug to help me overcome my unhappiness. She tells me that she can prescribe it right now if I want her to....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1998 words
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The Psycho Lady of Flight 735 - The Psycho Lady of Flight 735 Back in summer of summer of ’99, my mom, Judy, my dad, Dale, my brother, Brian and me, Michelle, took a vacation to California. Our trip was awesome. We went to Disneyland, Universal Studios and all those other tourist attractions. Everything was great until we got to the Los Angeles International Airport to fly home, on my very first plane ride ever. When we got there, we looked on the screen to see if our flight was still running on schedule, but to our surprise, our flight was boarding....   [tags: Personal Narratives] 1352 words
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