An Auteur In Hitchcock's Psycho

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“If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.(Hitchcock).” An Auteur has full control over the movie and puts some of themselves into each movie they make. Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock were masters of this. Truffaut with his 400 Blows and Hitchcock with his Psycho. There is one very famous scene in 400 Blows that Truffaut made that was very different for his time. It is the last sequence of the movie. Jean escapes juvenile hall and we are led on a chase scene. The content of the sequence is him running away but in the form, only a few shots were taken. The is no non diabetic music playing, just sounds of him running through the environment. The audience is taken on a trip with him with…show more content…
Hitchcock loves suspense and perfects it in his craft. The sound of just the water and Janet cleaning herself leads you and her into a false sense of security while making the audience question why the scene is taking so long with her just showering. Then Hitchcock shows the door bing opened but on the other side of the shower curtain building up tension and making the audience wonder what is going to happen. Then as was see the shadowy figure open out the shower and hold the knife, the ear shrieking music starts to help surprise the audience. Then the rapid shot progressing at various angles helps surprise the audience with low and eye level shots of the killer making him seem powerful and then neutral. As the killer leaves and she slowly dies, the score comes in with the deep chellows to musically tell the audience that the deed is done and she is done for. But what greatly makes Hitchcock's and auteur is the film norms he broke like the showing of blood as Janet was being stabbed and even before she got in the shower, the showing of the toilet was norm breaking at it’s time. Hitchcock like to build up suspense and surprise a lot throughout the movie too with every person who dies to the killer. But Hitchcock has a formula of playing with the audiences’ emotions and attention. He writes the script so it’s “done for the audience (borgus).” He likes to tease the audience and keep them
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