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    Psycho IV: The Beginning

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    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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    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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    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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    Music and angles are a very key point in films of all kinds. This particular film Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock is a prime example of the importance of camera angles and movies. Director Hitchcock himself said that “33% of the effect of Psycho was due to the music.” That is just the music alone, add in the camera angles and it makes up the majority of the movies suspense! Psycho, is a horror film in which a man named Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) runs a motel, but suffers from…

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    to victimize in return. This perspective was used by Hitchcock, and was rooted in all of his film, to place the viewer in the role of the victim. This type of manipulation, established him as a commercial success. One of Hitchcock’s greatest artistic achievements was the commercially successful movie "Psycho" (1960), a groundbreaking pop culture sensation that caused a great deal of controversy. Psycho is a 1960’s film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the novel by Robert…

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    I have always been attracted to scary movies, like the bees are attracted to pollen and nectar in flowers. I do not know where this attraction for these indescribable and sometimes unbelievable movies come from, but I am sure that I like them. I have been watching scary movies since I was a child, not as often as now when a new scary movie comes out and everybody wants to watch it but somehow like that, I know you might wonder why every time a new scary movie comes out in theater almost…

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    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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    D.W. Griffith's influence on cinema and culture David Wark Griffith has had an enormous influence on cinema and culture throughout many of his films. He was one of the first figures in cinema to begin and start a movement in camera use as well as radical movie directory. David Griffith was an American actor, writer, director, and producer. As well as one of the first figures to advance cinema at the time and begin a movement, both through use of camera and culture depiction of the era.…

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    Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film; Psycho is a prime example of a film that utilises expert editing. The “shower scene” from Psycho is where this incredibly skilful editing creates intense emotion in a fairly small time space through the strategic use of action, direction, form and concept edits which all ultimately add to the thriller-horror narrative of the film. The first edit in the “shower scene” is a direction edit as the shot where Marion Crane holds her hand out with the torn-up pieces of…

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    Kingsman the secret service is a very poupular movie that stands out amongst modern serious spy movies. Such as Jason bourn or Daniel Craig James bond, by parodying classic James bond. The film is over the top with its gadgets, villain’s, and action, as well as forcing more on comedy. This essay will start with a brief summery of the film and than examine three examples of the hero’s journey. Firstly, the elderly mentor, after that the allies and enemies, and lastly the heroes return. Kingsman…

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