Film Review : Psycho, Directed By Alfred Hitchcock Essay

1177 Words Feb 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
Music and angles are a very key point in films of all kinds. This particular film Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock is a prime example of the importance of camera angles and movies. Director Hitchcock himself said that “33% of the effect of Psycho was due to the music.” That is just the music alone, add in the camera angles and it makes up the majority of the movies suspense! Psycho, is a horror film in which a man named Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) runs a motel, but suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder. He was sometimes his Mother and other times partially his mother and partially himself. Bate’s father was dead and eventually his mother found another man. This made Bate 's jealous. He ended up killing both his mother and the man and making it look like murder/suicide. After his mother 's death, then began to switch personalities, trying to fill her role as if she was there. He would dress like her and act like her. Bate 's jealousy of her having a man caused him to assume that if Bate 's was attracted to anyone then the mother must have been jealous too. Whenever Bate 's would find a woman attractive then his mother side would kick in and kill that woman. After the murder then Bate 's personality would come back After this happened he would try and clean up “for his mother” so she wouldn 't get caught. This film had a profuse amount of suspense and tension, yet only two murders took place throughout the whole film. This tension and suspensefulness was created…

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