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Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Psycho” created a tremendous impact on 60’s American films. Hitchcock powerfully describes the murder scene of Marion, while taking a shower at Bates Motel. Viewers and critics of the film believe that it is unconventional and overly violent for young viewers eyes, but some analysts think that it is a form of deconstruction, a new structure of horror film that Hitchcock wants to share. Different perspectives and ideas emerge because of the murder scene in the film, but still, Psycho is viewed by millions of moviegoers who want to experience the morbid description of Hitchcock—for them to believe the critics and viewers’ negative reactions. After leaving theaters, viewers and critics condemn, attack, and try to ban Hitchcock’s Psycho because they believe that the film presents “simple starkness, grotesque violence, and ugly, twisted humanity” (Kendrick 3).
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2014. Thompson, Hunter S. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. New York: Vintage, 1998. Print.
Horror movies throughout history reflect society; its fears, events and over all state. It’s no coincidence that after some devastating event in history happens, a strain of horror movies emerge in its path: “The fright genre has traditionally flourished in straitened times. Weimar Germany, the Great Depression and the 1970s oil crisis all coincided, not so coincidentally, with new waves of innovative, inventive nightmare visions that hold up a mirror to their eras just as much as the po-faced social-realist dramas of the day” (Billson). Horror movies thrive off the current events because it’s channeling the fears society. In the article “We’re All Dirty Harry Now”, Riegler says that “violent movie genres fed on political and social turmoil” (18), using societies fears to their advantage.
The story focuses on the Raoul Duke and his Attorney Dr. Gonzo going through Las Vegas searching for the American dream. The film stars Johnny Depp who portrays Raoul Duke and Benicio Del Toro who portrays Dr.Gonzo. Originally in the movie they were supposed to report on the mint 400-motorcycle race but instead they decided to experiment with recreational drugs such as cocaine, mescaline, ether, acid, marijuana, and adrenacome. This led them to be very reckless and dangerous throughout Las Vegas. The director, Terry Gilliam does a very good job of presenting conventions right from the start of the film.
I. Introduction “The extent and quality of celebrity news in the media appears especially inordinate today, multiplying and intensifying at such a rate that “legitimate” news has fallen in precedence.” a website author revealed of celebrity news promotion in the media. Meanwhile, Aleister Crowley described Hollywood stars to be “cocaine-crazed sexual lunatics”. Eminent historian Daniel Boorstin defined “celebrity” in his 1961 survey The Image, which he considered American devolution, as a person who is known for being well-known. Moreover, Newsweek contributor Neal Gabler stated that celebrity or fame is a new art form that competes and triumphs over more traditional entertainments such as books, plays, television shows and movies.
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