Friday, 5 March 2010

Psycho review

Considering the film Psycho was made in 1960, the editing techniques used were ahead of it's time. Nowadays, we are familiar with the quick cuts, speech overlapping and montages seen in films, however if it were the first time ever seeing these techniques used, I believe it would be a shocking experience. The musical score by Bernard Herrmann lifted the film, enforcing the effect of the editing, especially in the Shower Scene. The staccato notes coincide with the quicks cuts resulting in a heightened effect. I particularly like how Bates' mother is revealed in the film, only seeing her silhouette up in the window. before we find out that Bates' is also his mother, we perceive Bate's mother as a higher authority.

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