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. Another, was when they sent out people, to buy all the books so people couldn’t find out what happened at the end as it would ruin the film. It was called the “Mother of the modern horror movie” as it
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There’s then a couple of shots of her driving looking stressed and worried. The music then starts to gradually get faster as she sees her boss, staring at her at the traffic lights. The fastened music causes a lot of suspense as she keeps on looking back. As she has pulled over, a policeman approaches her asking her questions, and telling her to take care and be careful. The policeman is wearing dark, black glasses which makes him look in-human, also there's a close up of his eyes. When being questioned, she acts guilty and paranoid which makes the police officer follow her. Driving, she starts to feel uncomfortable and, anxious. There’s a medium close up shot of her wide eyes and the music suddenly comes on, which is very frantic, when looking at the rear view mirror. She’s now looking very worried. Marion then stops to buy a car, she picks up a newspaper maybe looking for “missing cash” headline. When buying the car, she acts very suspicious and worried. The viewer is now probably thinking that something will happen to her and that she might be caught by the money.
On the Road again, the music comes on which is very jaggedy, which causes suspense. Driving, she’s hearing voices in her head, and then there’s a view of the road which is dark which Marion can hardly can see. They show close-ups of her