Norma Bates Essays

  • Psycho Hero's Journey Analysis

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    closely. This is achieved through the meticulous creation of Norman Bates, as we observe a culmination of his actions, emotions, and the events that take place in his life. Psycho follows the traditional format by having a similarity to the 12 stages, beginning with the “ordinary world”, and ending with “atonement/resurrection”. In the initial stage, we have the “beginning” of the movie introducing Norman Bates, the owner of the Bates Motel. Of the first two stages in Psycho, this is by far the most

  • Elements Of The Heroic Journey In The Film Psycho

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    slightly odd demeanor; that is Norman Bates. As aforementioned in the previous paragraph, Bates had been suffering from a condition known as split-personality disorder. This condition caused his overbearing mother to assume control of himself, whilst Norman Bates’ personality had been overtaken. At the courthouse, the psychiatrist reveals that Norma Bates had now fully assumed Norman’s physical body. That is, Norman’s personality no longer existed as Norma Bates vicariously existed in his body. At

  • Negative Effects Of Movie Heroes And Villains

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    Positives and Negatives Effects of Movie Hero and Villains People grow up with heroes and villains when they are growing up to show proper behavior. This is displayed through the images in mythology, books, comics, television, and movies. The narratives have a vast influence on society is with movies. The heroes or villains in movies are “the manifestations of how an individual views of life. It can mirror their hopes, dreams and aspirations” (Pedalino) if the individual relates to the hero

  • Analysis Of The Movie Jaws

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    The movie “Jaws” was an adaptation of the novel by Peter Benchley which tells a story of a time when sharks had unfortunately developed an appetite for humans. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and had been widely acclaimed by film critics and moviegoers, and was considered as a modern blockbuster. In terms of the technical aspects of the movie, it had a comprehensive plot and narrative. Spielberg tailored the story in a way that no significant events from the novel were left out. In the same

  • Essay On Anagorisis And Peripetia

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    Aristotle said that the best plays have both anagnorisis and peripetia which occur nearly at the same time. In the majority of plays and movies there are examples of anagorisis and peripetia. They both effect the play or movie immensely. Sometimes it may work but sometimes it may not. Anagnorisis is a moment in a play or any other work when a character makes a critical discovery. The term anagnorisis originally came from a Greek context meaning recognition. From today and from Greek times the

  • Psycho Movie Analysis

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    Joseph Stefano and stars Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates, Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, Vera Miles as Lila Crane and John Gavin as Sam Loomis. Initially, the movie received mixed reviews from the viewers but still landed four Academy Award nominations including Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Kolker 56). It has been ranked as one of the greatest movies of all times and continues to influence several movies includes the television series Bates Motel, which started airing in 2013. Before this

  • A Streetcar Named Desire Deception Analysis

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    to realise is that too much deception will lead to a loss of reality. In the play, A Street Car named Desire by Tennessee Williams ,and the television series Bates Motel, the deteriorating ability of deception ultimately leads the characters to madness. This adversely affects the charactersNorman and Norma Bates from the television series Bates Motel, and Blanche DuBois from the play A Street Car Named Desire. The process to madness is as follows: first a person is unsatisfied with their reality

  • Sweet Movie Analysis

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    2. Sweet Movie (1974) This film was directed by a Yugoslav director named Dusan Makavejev. This is one of the weirdest movies you can ever watch. Sweet Movie was faced with fury when it was first out in theaters. The story described the strange, chaotic discovery of communism and sex. This film was basically a tableau when one weird scene was released on the screen after another surreal scene. 3. L’ Age d’ or (1930) L’ Age d’ or was a strange black comedy film that was considered to be one of France’s

  • Juror 3 Character Analysis Essay

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    Foreman (Juror 1): He is an assistant football coach at a High School. Elected as the foreman of the jury, he has the responsibility to keep the jury process organized. Although he is not particularly bright, he is dogged. Initially, he struggled to keep up with his authority. Eventually, he managed to weight to his authority as the foreman as well as his opinions. Juror 2: He is an introvert who works as a bank clerk. Meek and high in agreeableness, he cannot hold an opinion of his own and adopts

  • Theme Of Reality Vs. Fantasy In Sunset Boulevard

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    white film, where Norma Desmond, a famous actress of the silent film era, cannot come to terms with her career’s end. Desmond meets a guy named Joe Gillis, a struggling writer who is in financial trouble. The two come to an agreement that Gillis will polish up her script, which Norma believes will be her ticket back to the big screen, and Norma will take care of Joe financially. The one thing Norma and Joe have in common is that Hollywood has deemed both of them as undesirable. Norma experiences delusions

  • Attention Getter In Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

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    [attention getter]. Geoffrey Chaucer, in his novel The Canterbury Tales, deals with many tales of medieval life and morals. The writing follows a large group of pilgrims who have all been challenged to tell their best tale, one that teaches a valuable lesson, on the journey to Canterbury. Two of the stories told, “The Pardoner’s Tale” and “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”, make their points in very notable ways. The Pardoner tells a story of three men who come to pay for indulging in the sin of greed, while

  • Discrimination In Norma Rae

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    In Norma Rae, management was aggressive in attempting the prevent the formation of the union. The owners used both union substitution and union suppression in order to keep workers from signing union cards. Their first tactic within union substitution was to give Norma Rae a promotion so that she would “shut her mouth” about problems in the workplace. They attempted to increase her job satisfaction so she would not feel a need to join a union. When she continued to show support for the union, they

  • Baudelaire: Summary

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    The setting takes place in a Hotel where Baudelaire orphans are disguised as concierge to keep their identities. The Hotel is at a tilt and everything is backwards on the outside and is reflected off a pond to reverse the effect. On the inside it is organized by the Dewey Decimal System. The pond is also a key factor in the story because many secrets about the hotel lie at the bottom. Violet Baudelaire is the oldest of the three and is very observe and inventive person. Klaus Baudelaire is the

  • Alfred Hitchcock's Techniques To Create Suspense

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    The movie Psycho by the Oscar nominated and "master of suspense" Alfred Hitchcock is by far the best suspense/thriller movie that I have ever seen. It is amazing how a movie filmed in 1960 in black and white can turn out to be better than a movie filmed with color in the twenty first century. How Alfred Hitchcock thought of ways to create suspense and infused them in the movie is truly amazing. The techniques that I saw Alfred Hitchcock use to create suspense in Psycho were different camera shots

  • 2001 A Space Odyssey Film Analysis

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    The famous science-fiction film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by the stalwart filmmaker, Stanley Kubrick, can be described as one of the seminal works ever in the history of world cinema. The film succeeds in leaving a very lasting effect on the minds of the audience with its sheer quintessence of content and aesthetic portrayal on the screen. An introspective analysis of the contextual work can make one understand how the filmmaker exudes his cinematic prowess via the use of impressive cinematic

  • Sound Design In Django Unchained

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    Sound design consists of three components; dialogue, music and sound effects. Each component carries a significant role to enhance the overall intention of the medium in which it is being used for. In film, for example, sound design and location recording is perhaps one of the last aspects of a production to be addressed. However specifically in a film where the dialogue is of utmost importance, it is an aspect that should not be dismissed. Unlike many directors, Quentin Tarantino is a director who

  • Alfred Hitchcock Suspense Analysis

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    film industry choice of using black and white photography film music he used throughout use of camera to lead the narration lack of dialogue in many scenes use of his plot - $40,000 theft is only a small part of the film but begins the story Normam bates character (duality) hints early on of his two indenittites - you never see them together except when he carries her down to the cellar and that is a bird’s eye shot the conversation revealing Norman’s mother’s death 10 years ago the fact that Norman

  • Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock Analysis

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    Despite his English upbringing, Alfred Hitchcock has become one of the biggest and best-known names in the history of American cinema. His knack for producing dramatic, psychological thrillers earned him the apt title of “Master of Suspense”. While his films were wildly popular upon their releases, one was a notable failure at the box office, only later to be deemed “Alfred Hitchcock’s Masterpiece”. In 1958, Paramount Pictures released Vertigo, Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions’ latest thriller. Mysterious

  • The Role Of Music In Furious 7

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    Creation of any film is not a simple task involving work of many people. A great film is not only about the setting and the plot. A great film is far more about bringing the idea of the film towards the viewer and creating respective feelings. Music in the films is used to perform several functions, like establishing the mood, supports emotions, and assists to identify what is going on in the film. Music in general can manipulate one's emotions, creates respective mood, and identify people. The use

  • Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcock: Master Of Suspense

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    “There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” – Alfred Hitchcock.Suspense is a technique used by film directors to bring excitement to both short and feature films; leaving the audience feeling helpless yet engaged. Alfred Hitchcock, a world-renowned English director, has long been considered the ‘Master of Suspense’(Unknown, n.d.). Hitchcock spent most of his 60-year career refining suspense techniques within his films. Narrative elements such as audience knowledge, secluded