Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The Cutting Edge: Psycho,

Psycho, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960. where do I start with this film firstly what caught my attention was the music. The famous intro which has been remixed by the famous rapper "Busta rhymes". the film Psycho is a complete switch from the film "rope"the camera in "rope" it has want continuous camera shot with the exception of seeing changes which was to change the film. Psycho on the hand has multiple camera shots. Close-up shots wide-angle face-to-face shots. which gives you the viewer intimate experience with the actor. The actor/character "Anthony Perkins" he plays the character of "Norman Bates"which plays extremely well.
If the name psycho which is that name of the filmis named after this character because he's a psychopath with a split personality one of his mother which is dead which is the dominant frame of mind compared to the Norman Bates personality which is the rational one. the conflict between these two personalities brings us to a first murder scene which is the framers shower scene, With the camera prospective you are in the shower looking through the shower curtain and black shadow creeping towards the the shower with  actress
"Janet Leigh" who plays "Marion Crane"

 This scene is most remembered from the film. the story line of the film is pretty complicated but with the camera effects makes extremely interested. you find"Janet Leigh" who plays "Marion Crane" being handed some money which gives this character the excuse to run away. which Leeds evidentially to death the second main part of the film the middle you find out the relationship between the mother played by Anthony Perkins
and a string of more deaths. the ending you find yourself in the police station where Anthony Perkins has been captured and confesses to the murders and int he police station you find Anthony Perkins feeling the chair in a straitjacket and then a close-up of his face and a clever camera trick we see a skeleton of the mother and Anthony Perkins face combines this is and very good camera trick


Time may have dulled the shock, but the craft is as impressive as ever.
Sean Axmaker Seanax.com (01:24)(09/02/2011)
Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece blends a brutal manipulation of audience identification and an incredibly dense, allusive visual style to create the most morally unsettling film ever made.
Dave Kehr Chicago Reader (01:26)(09/02/2011)
This is easily the most shocking film produced by the "Master of Suspense.
David Parkinson Radio Times (01:27)(09/02/2011)

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