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  • Psycho IV: The Beginning

    out there that will be like "What?! Psycho had sequels?" Yes, Psycho did have 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 never saw Psycho II or III, so I can't say for sure whether Psycho IV is better or worse. I can judge the movie on its own merits, at least. Psycho…

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  • Theme Of Voyeurism In Psycho

    The film, as an entity, contains many elements, from the narrative to the mise-en-scène to the editing of the film. Robert Spadoni discusses many of the elements of film in his book A Pocket Guide to Analyzing Films. One element he briefly examines is the utilization of the prop and how the prop becomes a 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…

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  • Thomas Elsaesser's Film Theory Analysis

    most intrinsic human characteristics, we strive to express ourselves both creatively and socially. Combining these two traits creates an artistic interaction between an audience and a medium. Cinema, arguably the most visually astounding form of art, not only stimulates visually, but subjects viewers to haptic and acoustic experiences as well. The film scholar, Thomas Elsaesser, makes various points in his book “Film Theory” describing several ways in which we can experience the film as a…

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  • Night Of The Living Dead Film Analysis

    Night of the Living Dead, released in 1968, directed by Gorge A. Romero and Carnival of Souls, released in 1962, directed by Herk Harvey, are two popular movies in the horror genre. Both low budget and filmed in black and white, captivated audiences with their filming techniques and psychological impact. Night of the Living Dead better represents the horror genre than Carnival of Souls because of its use of characteristics, stereotypes and technical components throughout the film. A typical…

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  • Camera Techniques In Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

    this in Psycho, and it is “ranked among the greatest films of all time, it set a new level of acceptability for violence, deviant behavior and sexuality in American films, and is widely considered to be the earliest example of the slasher film genre“ (Wikipedia). American screenwriter Joseph Stefano (1922 - 2006) wrote the screenplay for Psycho. Stefano is…

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  • Alfred Hitchcock Rear Window Analysis

    Wording, clothing, and sex were some of the most reoccurring problems the Production Code Administration had with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film Rear Window. Throughout their communications, the PCA and the filmmakers discuss scenes that have subtle sexual undertones, risqué costumes, and wordings that the PCA found to be unacceptable. The correspondence between the filmmakers and the PCA begin around November 1953 and go on until around April 1954. Most of the letters are between Paramount…

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  • In My Father's Den Film Analysis

    Brad McGann was a very difficult and complex director to understand. His film (In my father’s Den) used unique cinematography, sounds, music and narrative structure that sparked the atmosphere through most of his movie. McGann’s style was to use complex narrative structure and convincing cinematography which would capture the emotion the actors portray into their characters. Everything he did in this movie was done to perfection. He is most noticed for using using vasts amounts of handheld…

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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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  • Hitchcock's Use Of Narrative Techniques In Vertigo And Bicycle Thieves

    From the films we watched this semester Vertigo and Bicycle Thieves Vertigo somehow seems to transcend these concerns and instead offers a compelling psycho-drama that has complex layers of meaning and employs carefully crafted film language to present a narrative that aligns the audience so completely with the protagonist.Perhaps the simplest application of this idea is to suggest that Scottie represents us, the audience, the spectator and the constructed version of Madeleine represents the…

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  • Film Techniques In Alfred Hitchcock's Film Psycho

    Throughout the film industry, Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho has revolutionized the horror genre with his ways of merging the obvious with the mysterious. Alfred Hitchcock, ‘Master of Suspense,’ is known for his filming techniques which made his film stand out compared to other horror films during his period. Hitchcock used these techniques throughout the film Psycho to allow the viewers to get an insight of what is happening in the film. One of the most important scenes, where Hitchcock used…

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