Psycho makes a farce of these rules. She does so because she is made that way, just as she will never marry Sam Loomis John Gavin because instead she will accidentally twinge a nerve of empathy in someone who is so abjectly terrified of losing his own past that he will become that past, even if he must kill to prevent such feelings from affecting him.
Tuesday, 26 October An essay on the homophobia and misogyny present in Alfred Hitchcock's films The following is an edited version of an essay I wrote during my Film Studies degree course.
Discuss this statement applying theoretical models studied on the module to specific examples of Hitchcock films. She suggests there are two distinct pleasures that we as spectators experience when we watch films at the cinema.
Mulvey believes that women are presented as the image and men as the bearer of the look, that pleasure in looking is male dominated. She also believes that males are active because they further the narrative through their POV shots and looks. The camera repeatedly cuts between shots of him and his POV shots of Madeleine as he sits and watches her.
Scottie treatment of Judy later in the film is also questionable. She caves in under his pressure, saying: Judy passively says to him: If I do what you tell me As he peers in through the window a POV shot shows Marion asleep on the front seat.
This is very voyeuristic as sleeping is considered private and he, a stranger, is looking in on her without her knowing. Later, when Norman is in his parlour, there is a shot of him looking through a small hole in the wall. His room is in darkness, the light through the hole illuminates just his eye as he peers through it.
There is a cut to his POV shot; he is watching Marion in her room undressing. Gay criticism focuses on the covert gay representation of characters and the fact that these characters are seen as deviant. When asked where the telephone is, Brandon says it is in the bedroom.
This implies there is only one bedroom, which the two men share. Philip relies on Brandon a lot throughout the film. Brandon seems to be the one who is more in control. They are both deviant characters, Brandon more so than Philip as he seems to become mentally unstable towards the end of the film.
In North by Northwest, there are suggestions that sinister right-hand man Leonard may be gay. In a conversation together, Leonard says to Vandamm: Vandamm then says to him:John Colella analyses the bird imagery in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and The Birds..
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