Bates Motel

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  • Bate Motel: The Narration In A Film

    This scene, as well as the journey she has on her way to the Bate Motel, goes hand in hand in creating confusion for the viewers. Before this scene begins the viewers are already aware of the type of job she has, and that she also is involved in an affair with a married man who is working on a divorce with his current wife. On this particular day Marion has a headache so she is sent home. Before she gets home, however she has to deposit an associate’s cash into the bank. As the next scene begins we notice that she did not go into the bank to deposit the money. We see the envelope with the cash on her bed and Marion packing her suitcase right beside it. This scene in particular stood out to me because this where I began to question Marion’s character. The scene begins initially with a shot of the money then…

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  • Norman Bates

    In the film, Psycho, Norman Bates is observed manifesting behaviors and dependencies on his mother that existed when she was alive, thus showing the audience how he is regressing to an earlier period in life where he didn’t have to deal with the current circumstances. Actions that Norman Bates takes to preserve the image of an earlier period in his life, such as his childhood, and how he detaches his consciousness from the existent world beyond the Bates motel, all help elucidate upon his key…

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  • Foreshadowing In Psycho

    viewers liked it or not; however, the answer to this statement is based off how the producer directs the movie. Did the film look realistic, is it exciting? Movie watchers look for this, they want to watch something interesting, not something that will bore them. Furthermore, the movie Psycho, was a black and white slasher produced in 1960 by Alfred Hitchcock. Psycho shows many scenes that will leave the audience confused, a motel owner Norman Bates cares for Marion a girl who arrives during a…

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  • Character Analysis Of Norman Bates In Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock 's 1960 film Psycho saw audiences introduced to a shy, isolated, but derrannged character - Norman Bates. The uncomfortable combination of both sympathy and disgust is slowly revealed through Bates ' history and the events that change him during the movie. Using sound, camera angles, and reorganisation of the generic conventions of horror films, Hitchcock constructed Bates ' character in a way that kept the audience in suspense as to whether he was truly a monster or just a…

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  • Theme Of Voyeurism In Psycho

    motif. To further explore this concept, this essay will consider Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. In this film, Hitchcock subjects Marion Crane to the voyeur through his placement of the owl in the parlor scene at the Bates Motel. When initially entering the parlor, Marion Crane’s surprise at the number of taxidermy birds mounted on the walls and placed on the tables is evident. The bird shown the most frequently in this scene is the owl. In the corner of the room facing Crane’s seat, the owl…

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  • Psycho Parlor Scene Analysis

    In the Alfred Hitchcock Film “Psycho”, Norman Bates, a motel desk receptionist, is living with his “mother” in a giant house close to his family’s motel. The lovely Marion Crane, who is very disturbed and looks as if she has a dirty secret, greets him one stormy night. In the “parlor scene”, Norman and Marion are talking and eating dinner late at night. This scene shows the first clues of how crazy Norman actually is by showing a glimpse of his anger. Marion comments on his mother saying he…

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  • Character Analysis Of Norman In Hitchcock's Psycho

    Norman Bates describes life as a trap, or more accurately, our own private traps that we cannot get out of – no matter how hard we try. While this is true for many characters in the film Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it is most true about Norman himself. The surprising information we learn about Norman throughout the movie proves this point more and more. Norman suffers from a multiple personality disorder brought on by his desires. Norman lives as both himself and his deceased mother. By…

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  • Thomas Elsaesser's Film Theory Analysis

    The sequence begins from Marion’s point of view. As she is pulling into the Bates Motel, she is looking around and we are aligned with her search/journey by identifying with her “looking around”. Marion finally walks inside to check in and she meets Norman Bates. He comes off as polite and hospitable and Marion think’s nothing of it. Marion then gets settled into her room and overhears Norman and his mother yelling from their house. Marion looks through the curtains and can hear everything they…

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  • The Symbolism Of Birds In Hitchcock's Psycho

    There are few films that can boast the credit of having revolutionized a genre, and for horror, Psycho is one of those films. The 1960s horror classic directed by Alfred Hitchcock is considered one of the first movies in the slasher sub-genre, and is responsible for moving horror films away from the increasingly corny Universal Monsters of the earlier decades to a more serious threat. The film follows Marion Crane, a secretary who runs away from her home town after stealing a large sum of money…

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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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