For those of you who recognize this character’s name I hope it gives you some shivers. For those who have no idea who he is I will explain. He is a character in a movie directed by one of the most creative and spectacular movie directors Alfred Hitchcock. Who made horror movies the way they should be made and all of his affect you psychologically. It all began in 1960 when Hitchcock made the horror movie classic “Psycho” starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.
The motivation of this production was to simply entertain people, giving them the fear experience they want. Although Psycho was solely crafted to entertain the intended audience of horror genre followers, it still indirectly condemned aspects of social norms from the 1960s of America such as how woman should be married before sexual activity which is explored in the opening scene. Hitchcock also deliberated
According to The Alfred Hitchcock Wiki, Psycho was the first movie to show things such as a toilet flushing and no movie had seen stabbings as detailed as Psycho. Hitchcock was very involved in his work and very creative. He used chocolate syrup for fake blood, although he went a little too far sometimes, for instance he threw real dead birds at an actress for a scene, without telling her they were not just props in his famous film The Birds. Hitchcock was also known for having cameos in his own movies, meaning he himself would have a small roll or just be in the background in a scene. As the “Master of Suspense” Hitchcock kept his audience on the edges of their seats with all of his
The movie that I choose was Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. It is written by Samuel W. Taylor, Alec Coppel, and Maxwell Anderson. Claimed to be one of the greatest American films Hitchcock made. I don’t personally don’t know that I would say it is the greatest film ever made but was a fantastic suspense/thriller and I enjoy those type of film they keep you on the edge of your seat. It is a mesmerizing romantic suspense/thriller about a chilling, hopeless romance of man frantically reaching for a love that is ultimately is an illusion.
Although the films Psycho and Harold and Maude differ greatly in terms of plot, both actors use similar tactics, which in turn make their performances impressive. Anthony Perkins’ performance in Psycho remains memorable not only because of his impressive ability to display Norman as a character, but also because his personality and acting style fit the role adequately. His performance, along with the plot of the movie, incite fear within the audience. As a result, when the film was initially released, it generated great success. Similarly, Bud Cort’s performance remains memorable not only because he acts realistically, but also because he fits the role of Harold.
Cinema’s director Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most important and influential filmmakers of all the times. Using revolutionary techniques and controversial topics, Therefore, Hitchcock captivated the public as no other director of his time. One of the techniques that he made famous, his use of the hearing as a voyeur of the action on the screen. Hitchcock used this technique to dim the line between the innocent and the guilty. As well as to the public in the position where they were personally involved in the characters of the film.
What is distinctively ‘Hitchcockian’ about Rear Window? Alfred Hitchcock, an important figure in film history, uses his creativity to make a perfect combination between entertaining and aesthetic. Therefore, his unique method of telling a story and theme choice is studied as the name of ‘Hitchcockian’, such as psychological complex and giving suspense. While Hitchcock built up his personal style, he still went through several periods to grow his recognition towards the film industry. And Rear Window, a highly successful film at the box office and being listed among best one hundred American films of all time in 1998 (Cowie, 2005), is an example of Hitchcock’s ‘mature’ period, shows the audience some distinctive parts of ‘Hitchcockian’ way
In the film Rear Window, the director, Alfred Hitchcock uses a variety of techniques to create suspense and leave viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the film. Hitchcock uses a good assortment of tempo to create thoughts in the viewer's mind. He slows down the pace to create anticipation, and speeds it up to show a change in intensity. In the ending scene of Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock uses changes in pace and tempo, lighting, and a short term deadline to constitute an immense atmosphere of suspense in the viewer's mind. During the final scene when the killer, Mr. Thorwald, finds his way into the hero, L.B Jeffries room, the speed of the film is slowed down to create an engaging feeling of suspense.
Murders, lies, suspense are all of the things you will see in an Alfred Hitchcock film. Films today are still using the same concept that Hitchcock used when he made films. Throughout the years Hitchcock made many groundbreaking films, and in 1963 he released an American horror film title The Birds. The film stars Tippi Hedren, who plays Mealanie Daniels, and Rod Taylor, who plays Mitch Brenner in the film. The Birds focus on a series of sudden, and unexplained violent bird attacks on the people of Bodega Bay, California over the course of a few days.
In the movie Psycho, Hitchcock used suspense in several ways to shock his audience and keep them intrigued. Hitchcock does this by using scary music and lighting. One of the false suspense that was created in the movie is when Lila's sister screams when she sees her own reflection in the mirror in mother's bedroom. She screams when she sees herself in many reflections in a long mirror, but she is soon relieved when she discovered that she is only seeing a reflection of herself. The shower scene created the biggest shock in the movie.