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    Norman Bates In Psycho

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    Psycho: Why Does Norman Bates Have a Chilling Effect on Audiences? The movie Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was a landmark movie in the history of film. Made during a time when The Production Code was still at large and society had still not seen or heard such disturbing actions on the big screen. Audiences were and are still drawn in with the thrilling story of what happens inside Bates Motel, and the mystery behind, specifically revolving around Norman Bates and his mother. Audiences of Psycho from the 1960s all the way to today are captivated and disturbed by the character Norman Bates due to his likability, unpredictability, and his violent tendencies because of his mental illness. Due to Norman Bates having a mental illness the…

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    Norman Bates

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    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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    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 young man suffering…

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    Norman Bates Psychosis

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    My character name is Norman Bates from one of the most famous horror films of all time Psycho. I chose to do my research on the 1998 version (Van Sant, 1998) because I knew that it would be in color and for me color helps bring out small details better than black and white. This is a little overview of Norman. Norman Bates lives next to his family owned motel named Bates Motel with his deceased mother Norma Bates. When guests check into the hotel, he prepares dinner for them, then murders them…

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    Psycho IV: The Beginning

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    sequels, 3 in fact, along with two TV series, one that is about to start its X season. The fourth in the series, the one that is on review today, is titled Psycho IV: The Beginning. Written by returning screenwriter of the first Psycho is XXX. Anthony Perkins also returns as Norman Bates, along with Henry Thomas playing the younger Norman in flashbacks. The movie attempts to tell the tale of how Norman grew up to be a killer disguised as his mother. Does it succeed? Read on to find out. I…

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    Norman Bates Insanity

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    Insanity could take control of anyone, if they are not aware of what’s happening in their life. Growing up, Norman had an abnormal attachment to his mother, which took control of his life. He felt a sense of jealously when her attention wasn’t all on him, so that caused a problem when his mother finally found a lover. He poisoned them both and their bodies had been found lying motionless on her bed. Norman could not live without his mother, resulting in him digging up her grave and trying to…

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    Colella writes that in the film the Birds serve as a symbol for fear and death and this symbolism is most obviously found in the parlor scene where Norman and Marion are getting to know each other. At first the conversation is light and friendly and the way the shot is composed reflects this atmosphere as both Marion and Norman are level to the camera and to each other, they are equals, but as the scene moves forward and more personal information is shared, Norman leans in closer making him…

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    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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    The trend setting 1960’s horror film called Psycho highly focuses on a reference to birds in the scene of Marion and Norman in the parlor. The first birds that one witnesses are the owl hanging on the wall along with another large bird on the wall. Also you see a perched crow or raven that sits right above the chair where Marion had been offered to sit by Norman. Next to her sits a lamp on a table that has small little songbirds around it. Across from her sits Norman where the bigger birds are…

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    she leaves town and heads towards Sam’s California store. During a storm, she gets off the highway and goes to The Bates Motel. Norman manages The Bates Motel, and greets Marion when she enters. Norman is a quiet person who seems controlled by his mother. Psycho was a low-budget film in black and white. Hitchcock had made multiple other…

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