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  • 1. For next time (4/12): View Chicago Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 2. Psycho- 1960 Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 3. Psycho- 1960 Joseph Stefano Screenwriter Alfred Hitchcock Director Bernard Herrmann Composer Robert Bloch Novelist John L. Russell Cinematographer Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 4. Good V. Evil and its dichotomy Audience relating to and sympathizing with one character, then another. Audience as voyeurs Audience identifying with the danger Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 5. Rationale for this opening? Specific place and time Random selection of people This situation could be anyone’s Establishes “us” as voyeurs Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 6. Narrative, character, theme and motif elements established here Food as a motif Reference to a cheap hotel Establishment of character dilemma and perhaps making a case for our sympathy. lingerie Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 7. Foreshadow Reference to her mother. Also establishes sister as a factor Character motivations Marion- wants to get married Sam- money problems Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 8. Marion’s headache + thematic, charater & motivational references Famous cameo. Reference to her wedding Reference to her mother Reference to Marion’s sister Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 9. Cassidy...motivations in the scene “...oh, not you.” Another wedding reference “Happiness” in its association with money Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 10. Marion’s dilemma...non-verbal suggestion Camera tells the story Lingerie Self-reflection-- mirror Her dichotomy As the audience, what is our relationship with her at this point? Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 11. Mise-en-scène is a French term and originates in the theater. It means, literally, "put in the scene." For film, it has a broader meaning, and refers to almost everything that goes into the composition of the shot, including the composition itself: framing, movement of the camera and characters, lighting, set design and gen- eral visual environment, even sound as it helps elaborate the composition. Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 12. 2:00- 8:49 What contributes to the Mise-en-scène in this clip? Also what do we learn from character interaction As an audience how do we feel about Marion...Norman as the result of this scene Discuss the parallels between Marion and Norman Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 13. Shower Scene 90 + shot sequence --Regarded as a defining cinematic moment-- Horrifically brings us, as audience members, into the scene. Maybe not what we saw, but what we thought we saw. Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 14. Saul Bass's storyboard s for the Psycho shower scene Monday, April 5, 2010
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  • 17. Shower Scene Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 18. Following the murder..... the remaining characters try to solve the mystery. Sam & Lila Arbogast Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 19. A professional’s explanation...... Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 20. Final Monday, April 5, 2010
  • 21. 4:21 Trailer Monday, April 5, 2010