• Norman Bates: the First Psycho
    Although Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “Psycho” was only created in the early 1960s, his ability to express the psychological battle between good and evil in cinema makes this masterpiece one of the greatest films of all time. With very precise costume design and suspenseful sound, Hitchcock is able...
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  • Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic
    famous sequences in movie history, and really identified Hitchcock as a cinematographer and a director. Well, it is only fitting that the most famous murder-thriller movie of all time be the next released. Psycho (1960) became Hitchcock's biggest commercial hit ever. Produced at just over $800,000, it...
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  • Psycho (Movie) Shower Scene Essay
    The 1960 psychological thriller, Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, challenge of social, film conventions and audience expectations at the time. The scene reveals an underlying uneasiness in the character of Norman Bates. The extract, the parlour scene, shows how Hitchcock uses cinematography...
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  • Psycho
    AS Film Studies. An Analysis of a film extract 1500 words. (30 marks) Choose a film, select a 3-5 minute sequence and analyse how one or more micro elements create meaning and provoke response from you and the audience. I have chosen the 1960’s movie ‘Psycho’ produced by Alfred Hitchcock...
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  • Classical and Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema
    , Paramount, US, 1953) and Invasion of the body snatchers (Don Siegel, Allied Artists, US, 1955. In 1960 we meet the man next door with the knife. Slasher movies appear with the most memorable being Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, Shamley, US, 1960}. With a reduction of fear from foreign lands, fear found a new...
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  • Investigation
    . Undoubtedly, Psycho is the greatest thriller film ever made, bar-none. The narrative is incredible. The acting is near perfection. The cinematography is godly. The soundtrack is perfect. It's hard to find anything wrong with Psycho. Perhaps the only imperfection I can find with Psycho is the inability to...
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  • Hhngnhhnhhg
    Release date(s) June 16, 1960 Running time 109 minutes Country United States Language English Budget $806,947 Box office $32,000,000 Psycho is a 1960 American thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, and Anthony Perkins. The film is based on the...
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  • Notable Films of the 60s-70s
    this paper I am going to point out some of the innovations made between the 50s to the 70s and how film has become more graphic and explicit as the industry progresses. In 1960 Alfred Hitchcock directed one of his best films “Psycho”. The film is based off of the Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein. In...
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  • Stanley Kubrick as a filmmaker
    a significant filmmaker and what does it take to become an influential filmmaker? This essay will try to answer that by the following structure. A three part structure which consists out of an introduction a body which includes three key psycho-biographical moments, three key themes, three key...
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  • Classical Hollywood
    . Classical narrative cinema, no matter what genre, must have closure or any of the ambiguity must be resolved. For example, in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho(Hitchcock,1960,US), the character of Norman Bates may still remain psychotic, but in terms of the narrative or plot-line he has been caught for his...
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  • Pleasures of Horror
    Psychoanalysis as Morbius’s conscience (the rationality) battles the emotions (the unconscious). In horror and sci-fi texts it is most often the case that the bad character has suppressed personal material that starts to come out in inappropriate ways, for example in American Psycho the protagonist...
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  • Us Cinema of the 20th Century
    , explicitly political statements to create a rock music that, throughout the 1960s, was progressive and widely influential. In 1964, Beatlemania – explosions of hysteria in huge crowds of young women – spread around the whole world. As the 1960s continued, bands on both sides of the Atlantic – such as...
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  • Imagery in Psycho
    Subtlety Jillian Miller The Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho broke box-office records when first introduced in 1960. Hitchcock’s cinematography involving the skillful use of black and white film enabled him to...
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  • Horror Films
    not harmful but something real can, and this ‘something’ can be observed in a real life. Thus, it is not accident that movies as “Cujo”, “Psycho”, and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” became classical films. Originally, some of these movies were filmed based on true stories, such as “The Texas...
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  • Cine
    ] Alfred Hitchcock Filmography View Quicktime movie (tcfuser/tcfuser). 1959 North by Northwest http://www.tcf.ua.edu/Classes/Jbutler/T112/HitchcockFilmography.htm (10 of 13) [1/6/2005 6:24:09 PM] Alfred Hitchcock Filmography 1960 Psycho http://www.tcf.ua.edu/Classes/Jbutler/T112...
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  • Untitled
     sounds we unconsciously associate with animals in distress. ● A 2010 study by the University of California found that human sensitivity to non­linear alarm sounds is being employed by film composers to unsettle and unnerve the viewers ● In films such as Hitchcock's 1960 classic Psycho, straining...
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  • Transpotting Mise-En-Scene, Cinematography and Sound
    reasons when you've got heroin? mise en scene decor, lightining, body language, movement, lighting, colour connotations. everything that can be seen in a paused still. cinematography framing, extra long shot, long shot, medium long shot, medium shot, medium close up, close up, extreme close up sound diegetic non diegetic contrapuntal resovoir dogs tarontino, pleonastic psycho hitchcock....
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  • Citzen Kane-cinematography
    Citizen Kane-Cinematography Citizen Kane is about a man who is given the chance to be successful and he is but he dies with his last words being rosebud but what does this mean, people are trying to find out. In the end we find out it’s the sledge, which symbolises his childhood that he lost...
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  • Outline
    Cinematography i) Film analysis does not end when the film is over it really begins j) Close examination of the film requires awareness of the talents: 17) Artists 18) Producers 19) Directors 20) Production/costume/makeup designers 21) Actors...
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  • What Are Film Studies
    setting, costume and make up, staging and lighting. It is very important part of filmmaking and in its broadest sense can be taken to be the whole look and feel of the film. The second stylistic element is (cinematography) which is the process of capturing moving images on film and the development of...
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