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  • Alfred Hitchcock Analysis

    The relationship between the audience and director is one of the most important in the film business. This essay makes reference to the director Alfred Hitchcock, and his ability to shift his filmmaking process between his films Rear Window (1954) and Psycho (1960), with specific emphasis on themes, mise en scene and sound, to meet the demands of his audience. By applying the lens of Lehman and Luhr’s article on auteurship in film, “Authorship: The Searchers and Jungle Fever”, this essay will define auteurism and get to the root of this relationship. This essay will argue that auteurship is a democratic relationship, whereby the audience is responsible for constructing the auteur, deciding their persona and thus the structure for their future…

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  • Alfred Hitchcock: The Master Of Suspense

    “There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock is known for being the “master of suspense”. Born on Aug. 13, 1899 in Leytonstone, England, Hitchcock was one of three children. It is said that he had a lonely childhood due to obesity, which left him isolate and sheltered away from others. His parents had unusual methods of discipline; and often times sent him to the local jail for the police to lock him up for misbehaving, and afterwards would…

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  • Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

    Psycho is a classic among the entire horror movie genre with many memorable iconic scenes by the only Alfred Hitchcock in the history of Cinema. Tense, horrific and a superb lesson in filmmaking, it offers complex characters and revealing dialogue with a huge regard for details. Psycho also features glorious use of mise-en-scene, a fancy French term for all of the visual elements in the frame used to infer meaning. Hitchcock famously uses this concept in the parlor scene, where Marion and Norman…

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  • Alfred Adler's Personality Theory

    There many personality theories that can be related to the film Divergent. Two of which are Alfred Alder’s theory of individual psychology, looking specifically at striving for superiority and Gordon Allport’s trait theory. Personality is the “organization of a person’s character, temperament, intellect, and physique, which determines his unique adjustment to the environment” (Eysenck, 1970). These two theories examine how personality develops and features of an individual or group’s…

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  • Alfred Hitchcock The Birds Analysis

    In the first scene of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, it could be taken as a flirtatious-romance film; however in the opening title sequence of the film, an ominous tone is set—a more accurate portrayal of the film. The first shot after the opening sequence shows the main protagonist, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), at a street corner with the frame of the camera shooting the busy street scene and the skies above. While the sky is clear, it is only after when Melanie crosses the street that birds…

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  • Patriotism In Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious

    Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious is one of his standout works, and many consider it to be his best film created. He manages to create a film that doesn't have any gunshots, fight scenes, dead bodies, over the top action sequences, but still manage to have you glued to the screen wondering what will happen next. The man many consider a master of thrill and suspense might have created a perfect love story, while also throwing in cultural significance of what was happening in the world in 1946.…

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  • Summary Of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

    Psycho Article Summary With over a hundred years of watching movies, audiences have come to expect a certain formula their films should follow, and when they don’t there can be some unseen outcomes. One film that is famously known for breaking this formula is Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. When Psycho first released film goers and movie critics alike were shocked and (for many cases) appalled by the twist shower scene in Hitchcock’s movie. Although it is no argument that Psycho’s shower scene, and…

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  • Alfred Adler's Personality Analysis

    Alfred Adler was born in Rudolfsheim, near Vienna, Austria. His father was a grain merchant, and his mother was a stay at home mom. Alfred was born into a religiously nonobservant family, but they were ethnically Jewish, and they were lower middle class. Adler was profoundly affected by the death of a close younger brother, his own near death experience, and from the rickets he suffered from as a child. (Edwards. 2010) He was constantly trying to outdo his older brother even though he was…

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  • Alfred Hitchcock An Auteur Essay

    different pieces of work from North America to Britain films. There were many upcoming directors that fell into the auteur category. Yet, one of the most profound auteurs, in my opinion, would be Alfred Hitchcock.…

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  • The Birds Alfred Hitchcock Analysis

    Alfred Hitchcock’s famous films Psycho and The Birds both portray women in a uniquely comparable way as each of these two films centre around the journey of a woman. His famous 1960 film, Psycho, follows Marion Crane, a Phoenix secretary who stumbles across and seizes the opportunity to claim a large sum of cash to start a new life. His equally critiqued 1963 film, The Birds, focuses on wealthy business woman Melony Daniels, as she travels to the green retreat Bodega Bay in order to win over a…

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