December 2, 2012
English 1111 sec 1
Movie Evaluation on the 1960’s Classic Psycho
A good movie starts with the setting; in a horror movie the setting is key. In Psycho the setting is a small motel right off the highway. Behind the motel is a big, old, eerie house that Norman Bates and his mother live in. One of the main characters, Marion Crane is a young woman who is working for her boss, who sells houses. When Marion goes into work she does not feel well, and asks her boss if she can go home early. He says yes but asks her to do one thing before she leaves. Her boss makes a sale on a home and is paid, up front, forty thousand dollars in cash. He asks Marion to take the money to the bank before she goes home, but the money never makes it to the bank and Marion never makes it home. Marion plans to take the money and leave town to go to California to start a new life with her boyfriend Sam Loomis, who knows nothing about her leaving town or stealing the money. Marion packs her things and the money and sets off for California. On her way out of town she runs into her boss as he walks across the street and she is stopped in her car at a red light. As she is on her way to Fairvale, California she stops on the side of the road to sleep when she is awoken by a police officer, who is very suspicious of her actions, but lets her go on her way because she has done nothing wrong. Marion stops at a car dealership on her way and decides that it is smart to buy a new car Sellars 2
with the stolen money to keep the police officer off her trail. When she is finalizing the sale she notices the police officer on the other side of the street. She leaves the dealer ship as soon as she has the new car and her things. As she keeps driving she is running through the past events in her head. She seems to be very tense and uneasy. Before she knows it, day turns into night. As it begins to rain it gets harder and harder for her to drive. She...