"Psycho (1960)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

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must admit, writing reviews on perhaps the most famous thriller in the history of world cinema - something else to do. After all, the most powerful in the pictures of this genre, it is the unpredictability of the final - that it is necessary to try to keep secret. But as a rule, like overgrown cult movies all know long before the show. Massa reviews and articles written about the same "Psycho" - one of the most important films of Alfred Hitchcock's rich career. Therefore your review I will advance to count on the "trained" reader, that is, those viewers who have already managed to get acquainted directly with the picture itself. This will allow me to avoid a detailed analysis of the scenario that would have inevitably led to the spoilers, so unloved by our moderators. And so you need to know about this picture? Removing it, great as a director decided to throw himself a challenge: to put in record time is suitable for a wide rolled strip as part of a television picture of the budget. Despite the small cost (total $ 800,000), the master could hardly find the money. Cash it in such an amount has not been, and he had to lay his house. Since the studio "Paramount" originally was against his idea. They do not like too "extreme" scenario, which is going to put a picture of Hitchcock. It was not only in the story, even though he did not like the producers (no joke - the director intended to kill the heroine in the middle of the picture!); but also in the way the author interpreted the book by Robert Bloch. The nightmarish story of a psychopath serial - killer (partly written with a real maniac Ed Gein Wisconsin) Hitchcock said "black" humor. Which predominantly imbued all his films. As director he was convinced that the movie suspense unthinkable without irony. But the difficulties of creating a "Psycho" is not so long ago appeared a biographical feature film, so I wish to get acquainted with those born in the throes of what this genre masterpiece viewing this movie will satisfy their curiosity.
As you know, wanting to keep the intrigue of his new hit, Alfred Hitchcock He bought up and destroyed all copies of the book just published by Bloch. It played a role in the future - almost everyone who came to the premiere of the audience were amazed isolated picture! Hitchcock is probably the only one of the filmmakers, who honestly admit that they are not important to him, such factors as the subject and actor's game. The most important thing he had seen in the musical accompaniment, sound, combined shooting and other technical "tricks" that help you get seated in the cinema audience scream in surprise. Specifically, this film - the undoubted success in this field. For viewers who saw it not struck scenario basis, not a game of employed in the film actors (most of whom were not even familiar to the audience), namely the possibility of pure cinema. Task action-movie director - to provide public beneficial shock. And with that, Alfred Hitchcock always coped brilliantly.
More it is worth noting that in the course of the story, the author manages to twice as much as turn it on its head. At first, the picture is like a criminal melodrama: pretty blonde steals the boss a large sum of money and embarks on a run, leaving friends, family and her lover. Her chase begins: And the chief is ready to settle the matter world - if only she returned the stolen $ 40,000. Marion (the name of the heroine) - afraid to fall off from pursuing her policeman on the road my car, to cover their tracks ... As he says later directed: the first half of the film - snag. Screenwriter Joseph Stefano deliberately tightened the exposure to the theft of money and fled, so that the audience focused on what they catch the thief or not. A line of 40 thousand dotted line went through the whole picture so that the audience by inertia continued to think that the same happened to the money. Hitchcock as no one knew the stereotype of audience thinking, what the audience in the cinema loves to assume that the same will happen further. And quite cleverly played on it during the demonstration of the film the audience throwing all the new parts. So, in a way the heroine stops in a small, situated on the outskirts motel. Where he met with his manager - a pleasant young man. Thus, as it were starting to develop the plot towards the melodrama in the style of "noir", and in fact continuing to delay the moment of unexpected murder ... And then, when the kind of know the name of the perpetrators of these cold-blooded crime, it is clear that the film is really about the poor guy, forced He cares for the sick and unstable mother - the plot once again gives a cool twist at the end! Thereby finally hitting and finishing off the "visionary" viewer.
Even in the history of cinema "Psychosis" entered the scene of the murder in the bathroom, which is where a lot later quoted, parodied and mentioned. She was shot more than a week, with the participation of understudy Janet Leigh and artificial torso, which is stuck and a sharp knife. Shooting wound from several cameras and has as many as 70 plans, and in the assembly version as much as 90 gluing! Subsequently, she has acquired various rumors and legends. Among other things, it said that it was because of her and Hitchcock made a film on black - white film, as in the color of the film would be very much blood. Still there is a version that the mysterious figure with a knife in his hand - he is the director in the bright "cameo", as we know loves to appear at the screen in small episodes. But this is all speculation - instead of artificial blood was plain chocolate syrup, and "killer with a knife" on the master does not pull -. It was too thin for "fat fossil»
repeatedly the scene of the murder of "Psycho" was called the best in the history of cinema, and still it comes in all sorts of similar lists. As the tape itself, which is already more than 50 - years old, but in spite of the venerable "age", still attracts new viewers. Not a small role in this play as the talent of the director and the camera work of John Russell and a soundtrack by Bernard Herrmann (from his violin "gashes" still freezes the blood in your veins!). Not to beat, not to spoil the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock could not have not appeared 20 years later sequels, not 17 years ago released remake by Gus Van Sant.

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