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AS Film Studies FM2: Section C US film comparison Psycho (1960) Halloween (1978) ‘Horror in the Home’
Contexts of production <ul><li>Psycho: studio picture (Paramount) </li></ul><ul><li>High production values ($1,000,000) </...
Contexts of production <ul><li>Halloween: Independent production </li></ul><ul><li>Low production values ($320,000) </li><...
Representation <ul><li>The Monster </li></ul>
 
 
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  1. 1. AS Film Studies FM2: Section C US film comparison Psycho (1960) Halloween (1978) ‘Horror in the Home’
  2. 2. Contexts of production <ul><li>Psycho: studio picture (Paramount) </li></ul><ul><li>High production values ($1,000,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Successful director (Alfred Hitchcock) </li></ul><ul><li>Star cast (Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins) </li></ul><ul><li>Gross: $32, 000,000 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Contexts of production <ul><li>Halloween: Independent production </li></ul><ul><li>Low production values ($320,000) </li></ul><ul><li>A then largely unknown director (John Carpenter) </li></ul><ul><li>No star leads (apart from Donald pleasence) </li></ul><ul><li>Gross: $47, 000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced heavily by Psycho: casting, character names, themes, shots </li></ul>
  4. 4. Representation <ul><li>The Monster </li></ul>
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