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  • Soundtrack Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

    Callum Watt 000873235-3 Soundtrack Analysis - Psycho In the clip that we are provided (known as “The Murder) we are given a very famous and influential scene from one of Alfred Hitchcock's most critically acclaimed films. Bernard Herrmann, the composer for the movie did a sensational soundtrack with a low budget, and even went against Hitchcock’s wishes of the score to be jazz based. With the low budget instead of using an entire orchestra Herrmann only used strings to create an arguably more tense and dark feel to the movie, Fred Steiner, in an analysis of the score to Psycho, points out that “string instruments gave Herrmann access to a wider range in tone, dynamics, and instrumental special effects than any other single instrumental group…

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  • Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcock, North By Northwest, And Psycho

    certain parts of the setting. For example, in the scene where the main character “Scottie” climbs a chair and thinks he has nothing to fear about heights. The setting is his house makes the audience think that the character wouldn’t have fears in his own home, but we see that even in his own home his fear of heights is always going to be there. This changes the mood from a happy mood to a depressing one. Music can help with the tone of the movie as well. In Vertigo, Hitchcock did a collaboration…

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  • Taxi Driver Thesis

    Taxi Driver is a 1976 movie directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Julia and Michael Phillips, music by Bernard Hermann. With a great plot and engage music Travis Bickle the main character of story, a , is a lonely and a depressed 26-year-old living in New York City. He is a taxi driver with his chronic insomnia, driving passengers every night around the city. Travis feel in love with Betsy, a campaign volunteer for Senator and presidential candidate Charles Palantine. Travis succeeds in…

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  • Male Gaze In Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 Film Vertigo

    In the classical Hollywood area and beyond there is a clear and obvious depiction of the male gaze in film and it has become particularly synonymous with the work of Alfred Hitchcock, most notably in his 1958 film Vertigo. In many of Hitchcock’s films the male gaze is not only evident but is what contributes largely to the storyline. It is used to highlight the importance of the men and objectify woman to only be seen as an object of male desire. This is successfully done in Vertigo through…

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  • A Few Good Men Analysis

    A Few Good Men The film A Few Good Men by Rob Reiner is the best example of the judicial drama, a very popular genre in American cinema. It is a dynamic, uninterrupted even for a second, detective intrigue with a great actor's play: one of the best performances of Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon and Jack Nicholson. The movie, edited in 1992, contains some ethical and moral issues related to the judicial system and immoral army orders, which turn into a crime against humanity. On the one…

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  • Big Trouble In Little China Summary

    John Carpenter’s “Big Trouble in Little China,” is a great movie. Overseen by a successful director, performed by excellent actors, containing dynamic characters, and a full story line, it was and is a well-made film that unites Chinese legends to the modern world. “Big Trouble in Little China,” is an action, adventure, comedy that was directed by John Carpenter, who also directed films such as Halloween, Christine, the Fog and several more from 1962 to 2017. From 1962 to 1969, He directed…

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  • Bird Symbolism In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

    In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte employs birds a symbol in order to highlight important themes in her novel. While birds traditionally symbolize freedom and expression, Bronte uses them to show independence (or a lack of), freedom, and rifts in social class. Bronte also depicts some of her most prominent characters as birds such as Jane, Rochester, Adele, Bertha, and even Rochester’s guests. Through the use of bird symbolism Bronte highlights important topics in her novel, while giving the reader…

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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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  • Short Story: The Frustrated Taxi

    “Where’s my mother?! I can’t see her!” I hysterically shouted to the clueless chinese taxi driver. I tried to comfort both my sisters by gently telling them everything was going to be fine. I clenched my fists as anxiety washed over me. “Don 't worry,” I whispered in a shaky voice “I 'm sure we are almost there.” It was 1:00 am and the outside world was dark and blinded by fog. After driving through a dark alleyway the taxi came to a halt. Looking around I saw our hotel; The filthy hotel had…

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  • Film Analysis: Groundhog Day

    The movie, “Groundhog Day” is a successful 1993 American film that captures the interests, mind and heart of its viewers because of its astonishing, innovative, and unique storyline, and in which this requires clear mind when watching in order for it to decode and unfold its purpose and in order for it to discover how great it is. This was directed by Harold Ramis and written by Ramis himself and Danny Rubin, based on a story by Rubin .It was starring by Bill Murray, Andie Macdowell and Chris…

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