• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The film Psycho which was created in the summer of 1960 by a famous man called Alfred Hitchcock.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Psycho The film Psycho which was created in the summer of 1960 by a famous man called Alfred Hitchcock. The film starred Janet crane and Anthony Perkins two very famous people of that time and both led leading roles. Marion crane is having a secret meeting with her married lover Sam Loomis. The couple cannot afford to be together due to all the money he would have to pay his wife off with. Serving the opportunity whilst its there Marion steals $40,000 from her boss. In a frantic panic she leaves and drives off. As she was driving hectic rain fell suspicion filled her mind. She realises that's she's been followed and dumps her car and buys a new one and continues her journey. Set in an almost gothic setting the empty motels she found provides 'short lived' relief to Marion. Fresh faced Anthony Perkins plays the quirky owner. ...read more.

Middle

The sound that is played during the scene is violins which make screeching sounds to frighten the audience; marions screaming is very loud and high pitched and seems to give the effect that it is echoing. This scene is very unusual as the main character has been killed off very early in the film. After Marion was killed by the old lady Norman bates comes along and disposes the body in the boot of the car where he then dumped it in the mud swamp around the back of the motel. After the death of Marion and the strange disposal of her body, the film slips into normality for a bit to give the audience a chance to recover their shock. Marion's sister Lila Crane and private detective Milton Arbogast show up in town looking for Marion and the stolen money. Arbogast goes out to the Bates Motel to try to trace Marion and runs into of Norman. ...read more.

Conclusion

Lila is scared by the desiccated corpse that she finds and is terrified when the killer shows up in the doorway and the film wraps up very quickly. The notable thing about this scene is the way that Hitchcock used light and shadow in this scene with the expertise of the best black and white film directors. The swinging light bulb gives the scene a surreal quality, even making the mummy seem to blink. Like the killing of Arbogast and the shower sequence, this scene is brief, but seems much longer. As the film comes to an end Norman bates is arrested as his hidden identity is revealed. Norman bates was a transvestite and was taken to the police station where he was questioned. Being a transvestite in America in the 1960 was very unusual and was not often heard of so people found the ending of the film amazing and it led them to tell others about the film, this is what made the film psycho a very famous film and made Alfred Hitchcock a very rich man. ?? ?? ?? ?? Patrick Kiely ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Audience and Production Analysis section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Audience and Production Analysis essays

  1. The Birds is a suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on the 1952 ...

    However, as the birds were gathering we could hear children singing in the background, which could be seen as a substitute for the lack of non-diagetic sound. It helps to build up tension as we are only shown a small section of the playground when the birds are there before Melanie notices them.

  2. Alfred Hitchcocks Creation Of Tension In Psycho And The Birds

    However when the birds start attacking colour is suddenly seen to represent danger and shock like the red blood and the flames from the fire at the petrol station. The duller colours of the birds really contrast to the vibrant colours of everything else in the film.

  1. Media Language - Psycho

    Norman's thoughts start, it slowly starts to zoom in from a long shot to a close/ medium shot. The camera then zooms into a close up and the thoughts in his head start getting clearer. The camera then zooms into a extreme close up and with his last thought Norman's

  2. Consider and evaluate how Hitchcock used "pure film" to shock the original audience of ...

    The fact that Janet Leigh's character appeared to be naked throughout the shower scene was also frowned upon by the audience in the 1960's. It was this particular scene in which Hitchcock had to make minor changes as many countries had different opinions on what was acceptable in a film.

  1. Analysis of Metropolitan Police Advert Knife City Coursework

    The mise en scene in "Knife City" helps to deliver a message to the audience when viewing, by strategically placing objects in view. A superb example of this is once the youth has been stabbed, he is lying on the floor with the knife he held clearly on view, next to his head.

  2. Saving Private Ryan

    This empathy is further enhanced as the camera slowly tracks around the boat with close-up shots of each of the men. In doing so the audience forms a very basic relationship with the troops - a relationship that will very soon be brought to an abrupt end.

  1. How does Alfred Hitchcock create tension and horror in his film Psycho?

    As well as analysing the use of pathetic fallacy, I am also going to analyse the use of dramatic irony. Dramatic irony is when the audience knows something the character does not. Dramatic irony occurs in the shower scene where Marion is having a shower, suddenly a figure enters the

  2. The lyrical, slow-moving opening sequence is a dazzling combination of cinematography, music and hallucinatory ...

    It was a lie - and the more I saw of 'em, the more I hated lies. Those boys were never gonna look at me the same way again, but I felt like I knew one or two things about Kurtz that weren't in the dossier.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work