What Techniques Does The Director Use To Create A Particular Atmosphere Or Feeling In The Film Psycho?

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What technique does the director use to create a particular atmosphere or feeling in the film Psycho?'Psycho' is a horror-mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1960 to critical acclaim. Hitchcock is able to keep audiences at the edge of their seats while also exploring the idea of the duality within all of us, amongst many other themes. The technical limitations of the 1960's only make this feat more amazing, as the movie is in black and white and is in no way aided by special effects. Because of these limitations Alfred Hitchcock uses many techniques to create a particular atmosphere or feeling in the film, this is done through the use of cinematic, sound and ...view middle of the document...

Norman Bates split personality also plays on the ever recurring theme of duality expressed throughout the film.Another technique used by Alfred Hitchcock to create a particular atmosphere and feeling in the film is sound techniques. Bernard Herrman's score for psycho was written solely for stringed instruments, which previously had only been found in comedies, romances and films of that nature, not common place in a horror film. To create tension and envelope atmosphere many music devices were used, ranging from crashing symbols, screeching clarinets and ominous horns. One example of music in 'Psycho' is the famous shower scene, the only more famous thing being the theme playing during it. Herrman creates a sense of terror when the curtain is pulled back and the audience is met with the loud and violent music that follows. The music that plays is a chaotic flurry of screeching violins that seems to jump in decibels every time the murderer swings his knife. However, music plays not just a huge role in that one scene but throughout the entirety of the movie. In fact, regardless of what movie, music is always important. To give evidence, try watching 'Psycho' or any other horror film for that matter with your hands over your ears and you will find that the easiest way to subside fear is not to cover your eyes but to cover your ears.One more technique used by Alfred Hitchcock to...

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