Vertigo To Psycho Movie Analysis

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Just about everyone can voice their opinions on a film that viewed as we all do after leaving the theatre. It may be found to be useful when a friend or individual is interested in seeing the film themselves. However, I believe the only way that you could understand a film is by analyzing the film beyond the average person. When one begins to analyze they begin to develop an understand of the film and may grow to love the film. The director Hitchcock is a fairly well known director. He has directed many different films from Vertigo to Psycho that are found to be popular to the viewers. In this paper I am going to analyze certain elements that spoke out to me during the film. Those elements that that spoke to me the most during the film was …show more content…
Marion slipped into dark side of being a human, which sometimes happens. However, if you understand what is going on and if you are luck you can most of the time pull yourself out of the dark side. She slipped into the dark side by once the had taken the money of a customer. This was a large amount of money that she had taken from the customer. After taking the money she went off the radar was not able to be contacted by anyone. Marion checks into a motel with the stolen money and soon she is met with her fate. As she is trying to cleanse herself by taking a shower she in the process gets stabled to death. Hitchcock planned this scene out well because the film is in black and white and you cannot identify the person who committed the stabbing. Later it turns about to be Norman bates who attacks …show more content…
Hitchcock starts off by using the panning techniques and pans the large city, which sets the scene and establishes the date and time. After panning the city film it starts off in the afternoon and the camera moves from the view of the city and goes right through a window of an apartment. More camera work of Hitchcock that was observed was the angles and the use of mirrors to evoke thought about the lack of privacy that was shown during the film. One specific scene that I could recall was when Marion was being followed by the police man after she was awaken by him on the side of the highway. At that point she had a large amount of money with her and her conscious had begin to awaken and frighten her. As she drove down the highway you could see her glancing back and forth in the mirror paranoid about him knowing something or pulling her over to find the money. While driving she started hearing voices from those who would be involved in the situation she was in such as her boss, co-worker, customer, and possibly her sister. Hitchcock then brings attention to Marion while in the bathroom at the car dealership allowing us to see if Marion decided to continue with her journey or turn herself in. I discovered that Hitchcock primary used medium shots mostly on the main characters of the film. For example, when Marion is driving as she wants to escape from her hometown. Later the shot transforms

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