Hitchcock uses either conscious or sub conscious symbolism, concentrating on the story, we get the feelings Hitchcock wants us to have, based on the symbolism, without even properly realising it, for example one I didn't notice while watching psycho for the first time was that Marion's underwear changed from white to black after she decided to steal the money. Knowing that showing a girl in her underwear was going to shock people, Hitchcock knew that this is what the focus would be on, he used this to show th... ... middle of paper ... ...ast between silence and the screaming stringed music plus the screaming Lila is massive and scares the audience to death. Hitchcock did exactly what he wanted to do to the audience. After this, Norman runs in wearing his mothers clothing, with the scream still ringing through the room. He tries to stab Lila, Sam stops him and Norman almost melts to the floor in a spasm, the suspense of this scene deflates and the audience is left in shock.
He relaxes us at first by starting with a love scene, where Marion is in her underwear in a room kissing with her boyfriend which leads us into a thought that it’s going to be a romantic film with a happy ending. However, as the film goes on so does the track of suspense which makes the audience feel suspicious? Hitchcock’s manipulation of soundtrack constructs tension at many points.. Hitchcock has used this technique in the film in the shower scene. While Marion was in the shower there was no music except for the sound of the water and suddenly the music is loud, crashing and brings terror to the audience as the murder occurs. This use of soundtrack makes the audience comfortable at first and as soon as the loud music comes in, it makes the audience fell menacing which makes us jump but always acts as a contrast to the sharp music.
Pre-Psycho scary movies had been slow in pace and conservative in content. Psycho’s director, Alfred Hitchcock, knew what the ‘norm’ was for filming because he had in the business for more than twenty years, but he wanted to break them. Psycho has been completely unforgettable since the 1960’s because of Hitchcock’s disregard of Hollywood’s rules of cinematography, revolutionary scoring, and never-before-seen yet realistic and creative filming techniques; Hitchcock did not create only a ‘scary’ movie, he created a new genre of fear that has had an effect on the film industry ever since. Psycho is a successful classic because of the twists, turns, and originality it brought to the table due to Hitchcock’s creativity and disdain for the ideal scary movie at that time, thus creating something totally new. Before Psycho, films had consisted of flat lining stories with static characters and a happy ending.
He immediately ordered the two young women to follow him, marching them out of the bedroom (Fornek). Speck strangled Suzanne Farris with her own stockings and stabbed her 18 times. He then stabbed Mary Ann Jordan three times (Hawkins). He rinsed the blood off in the bathroom before returning to the bedroom where he untied Nina Jo Schmale’s legs (Fornek). After leading her into another room, he stabbed her in a pattern around her broken neck (Hawkins).
The censors thought that some of the ideas that he had for the movie were quite risky, so he agreed that when the movie would show the naked body of the girl he would be and respectful and make sure nothing was exposed. Convincing the aud... ... middle of paper ... ... Psycho was filmed in black and white, this helped it look even spookier and it was extremely effective. Through his clever techniques, Hitchcock managed to pass ‘Psycho’ as one of the greatest horror movies of the era but also made himself a successful career. (Psycho was filmed in black and white for the usage of special effects e.g. chocolate sauce as blood).
The opening scene is one of the major changes between the movie and the play. In the movie, the act highlights the main theme of the storyline that helps the viewer to get the gist of the plot from the very beginning: Desire. The amorous relationship between Blanche and the collector boy made scene less lascivious. The exploitation of an adolescent in the play was removed in the film because it is inappropriate to the viewer. Censorship is also one of the key figures that altered the scene from the original play.
The cinematography and art direction were beautiful and the acting was superb. The film took me through the lives of people who had no conscious, and- no morals and the damage that resulted from it. Its themes were mature in the sense that the situations in this movie that would normally contain adults were written onto teens that in my opinion were almost too wise beyond their years. The movies content was beyond immoral and the fact that the film was centered on youth and hardly ever showed an adult with more than a line proved its focus on moral decay. All in all I was highly intrigued by this movie and felt that the director did a wonderful job with his 90210 interpretation of Dangerous Liaisons.
After the government and the parents requested that all sales of rap music be stopped in all stores only one major company has accommodated that request and they even put a little twist on it. Wal-Mart is the only store that accommodated that request and they even put a twist on that. They decided to ask the rap artist to edit all their songs by cutting out all of the cuss words or they would not sell their records. So, the artist agreed with that request and did so. The funny thing about lyrics is that in the sixties all the music talked about was drugs and sex and they didn't have to worry about editing any of there music because back then people knew that that was part of life.
Yes, it does introduce the evil in the beginning when the players are struggling to come together as one, and the nation as a whole is not welcoming of the idea of integrating schools. This is really the only time in the movie though, that the evil plays a factor. This film is one of the true, "feel good" movies of recent years. The team comes together and in doing so brings the whole town together to realize that it isn't what is on the outside that matters. The makers of this film did a great job of making a movie that is appealing to both children and adults, something very hard to do in today's society.
The answer is rather simple, teenagers of today and every generation, no matter how different they think they are from the previous generation of teenagers are the same. Horror films are made to appeal to teenagers, which means the format does not need much changing to get its job done. It is these very clichés that are oh so hated, the distraction from the real world, and the excitement, and the pride felt after because we faced a fear that makes horror films appeals to teenagers as opposed to adults. For teenagers, who in this essay will be defined as people ages 14 to 20, life is constantly changing. They are moving in to Junior High, High School, or their freshman year of college and the world as they once knew it is no longer the same.