Norman Bates Essays

  • Norman Bates In Psycho

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    In Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho, Norman Bates is portrayed as a serial killer. It can be implied that due to Norman’s multiple killings, he’s both a bad person and a murderer; however, Norman Bates is innocent. Suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)- or multiple personality disorder- Norman’s uncontrollable and horrendous acts of murder are his cries for help. Norman’s lack of social interaction plays a grand role in his inability to properly interact with people. Moreover, in Norman’s

  • Alfred Hitchcock Suspense Analysis

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    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 appears to get away with

  • Hidden Darkness In Alfred Hitchcock's Film Psycho

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    Analyse de Film Psycho Psycho is an Alfred Hitchcock psychological horror film based around a series of events surrounding Bates Motel and its caretaker. The film deals with many characters, including Marion, a bank employee running away with 40,000 dollars in cash that she has stolen from a customer, along with Norman, the manager of Bate’s Motel with a kind demeanor and a murderous past. Every character within the film supports a theme of internal, hidden darkness within them. Each conceals their

  • Harold And Maude: Film Analysis

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    Anthony Perkins’ portrayal of Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Psycho, rests among some of the greatest performances on film along with Bud Cort’s portrayal of Harold Chason in Hal Ashby’s film,

  • Bates Motel Case Study

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    heavy rainstorm.She stops for the night at the Bates Motel and meets the motel owner Norman Bates. He invites her for dinner.While in her room she hears Norman 's mom yell at him for wanting to bring a girl into the house. Instead they eat in Norman 's office.There she sees Normans bird taxidermies. They return back to their rooms and Marion decides to take a shower. As she is taking a showering a someone comes to her room stabs her to death. Norman

  • Conflict In The Movie Crash

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    given forty thousand dollars’ worth of money from the bank, however she chooses to take the cash and flee. She, at that point, drives for quite a while and happens to wind up at the Bates Motel, because of the terrible climate conditions. This is the place Marion meets the on-edge proprietor of the motel, Norman Bates. Norman has all the earmarks of being living with his mom, when addressed by Marion about his mom, he appears to be distressed and extremely restless to uncover any description about her

  • The Psycho Movie Analysis

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    this moment she's raises the suppression of a state police officer who follows her. While driving she sees a sign for the Bates Motel as she pulls in she soon meets Norman Bates, a young gentleman who is running the Bates Motel. Marion then has a long conversation with Norman after she goes to her room and decides that it would be the best for her to return the money, Norman removes a painting on the wall that shows there is a

  • 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

  • Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

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    The camera entered to a most secret part of the Bates house- the mother bedroom, Norman’s bedroom, the basement store room. It shows that, the Pandora box of Norman will be opening soon. Lila knows that the old lady has illness so she think she can handle it, but the audience know the most dangerous people are Norman’s mother, so when the tension reach its

  • The Master Of Suspense In Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

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    improve her living, she steals $40,000. After escaping, she finds herself at the Bates Motel on the road run by a suspicious Norman Bates. Marion can hear Norman and his mother arguing in their house. Marion and Norman have a few chats, later on, she is murdered by what could be an older woman. An investigator arrives searching for a missing person and he is then killed. Her sister and former lover make a journey to the Bates Motel and discover “Mother”.

  • Norman Bates Character Analysis

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    the crimes committed by Wisconsin murderer and grave robber Ed Gein. Now let’s get back to Norman. In the movie classic “Psycho” Norman Bates is brilliantly played by Anthony Perkins. Poor Norman doesn’t have his screws screwed too tightly all as a result of a mother who just didn’t raise him right and when she decided to invite a man into her life Norman killed both her and the guy. As a result of which Norman lives with the stuffed corpse of his mom, hears her voice and becomes his mother all dressed

  • Theme Of Duality In Psycho

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    mise en scene. The film was produced in black in white to accentuate the concept of duality throughout the film. Hitchcock through the duality of the characters Marion Crane and Norman Bates influences the viewer’s emotions towards the moral choices being decided. Norman

  • Violence In Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

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    money and runs to California. While on her way to California she makes a stop at Bates Motel and gets a room. When she arrives she meets the owner Norman Bates. Norman in the beginning of the film starts out as friendly and welcoming, but later the audience sees his psychotic tendencies. These psychotic tendencies are shown through his fascination with his mother. Later, the viewers will see the killer is Norman. Norman lives close by to the motel with his overbearing mother. When you look up at the

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A Psychological Analysis Of A Thriller Film, Vertigo

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    Vertigo is a thriller film produced by Alfred Hitchcock in 1958... Define spectacle, who coined it? The film’s main protagonist, John ‘Scottie’ Ferguson, is a detective impaired with a severe acrophobia that the entire plot revolves around. This paper argues that Madeleine and Judy function more than just simple female characters placed in the film to drive the plot. Rather, they are objects of desire for the male gaze of both Scottie and the Spectator, to serve and to be punished to feed the male

  • Hitchcock Rear Window Analysis

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    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

  • Karen Horney's Psychological Theory

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    Karen Horney (1885-1952) Karen Danielsen was born on September 16, 1885 near Hamburg, Germany to Clotilde and Berndt Danielsen. Her father was a ship captain, who was very conservative in his outlook, while her mother was a much more liberal. She had a troubled childhood and after a brief spell of over attachment to her mother, she devoted all her energy towards intellectual pursuits. She believed that her father was fonder of her brother Berndt. His reproachful attitude towards her and strictness