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    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

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    Psycho Movie Psychology

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    theaters, Alfred Hitchcock keeps you on the edge of your seat, using over 30 different camera angles, dramatic music, black and white and a host of different characters such as Marion Crane a blond beauty who doesn't know the meaning of the work Risk, Norman Bates a socially awkward man who has a thing for birds, Sam Loomis a divorced man who has a thing with Marion Crane. Winning two awards for best motion picture, a Golden Globe for best supporting actress going to Janet Leigh, and having four different

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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

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    Director Alfred Hitchcock utilizes the theme of duplicity in numerous films. His use of doublegangers and doubles are prominently featured in the films Psycho, Shadow of a Doubt, and Vertigo. Hitchcock incorporates lookalikes, mirrored images, alternating identities, and false realties to identify an internal conflict as well as moral discrepancies. In the film Shadow of a Doubt, the characters of Young Charlie and Uncle Charlie exemplify Hitchcock’s theme of doubles. The characters are introduced

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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

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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,

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    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

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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

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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

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    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

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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”.

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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

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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

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    any movie we've ever seen. Given the many incredible films Mr. Hitchcock has directed, Psycho is by far his best work it's breath taking. Janet Leigh was a tour de force, Anthony Perkins was spellbinding in this terrifying role of Norman Bates. Innkeeper at the Bates Motel. John Gavin gave a captivating preformance, and let's not forget Vera Miles as the Lila Crane. The casting was dazzling, the dialouge was strong, and the story itself was terrific. The Plot On a December day like any other day

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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

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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

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    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

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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

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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

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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

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