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PsychoPart2(showerscenetotheend) 1)Whateffectdoestheconstantsoundoftherunningshower have?Lastsnearly10min.Diegetic/nondiegetic?Whatother sounddoesitecho? 2)WhydoesHitchcockfilmBatesenteringthebathroomtwice withthenewspaperinforeground? 3)WhydoesBatesmissthenewspaperthefirsttimeandthencomebacktoit? 4)Thereisanelementof[playfulness/shock/horror]intheconcentrationonthe newspaper.(Themoneyofcourseisinside).Hitchcocksspecialwordforthesered herrings(falseclues)wasMcGuffin. 5)Apartfromtheshowercurtain,howmanyotherobjectsinthefilmareusedto wrap,hideorcoversomethingelse? 6)Noticethenumberplateaddupthenumbers418 7)Howlongisit(infilmtime)roughlyfromthebeginningoftheshowerscenetothe sinkingofthecarintheswamp?ThesequenceseemsalmostinrealtimeWhy?

? 8)ThemopandbucketthatBatesusestocleartheblood,linkwithwhatinthenext sequence?thinkaboutthetypeofstorewhereSamworks 9)Howdothefemalecharactersdifferfromthestereotypicalfilmrepresentationof thedumbblond?Whichfamousactresshasbecomeaniconicsymbolofthedumb blond? 10)Theinnocentblondvulnerable,emptyheaded,sexuallynaveisaprojectionof amalefantasy.Isthisimagesupportedorsubverted(contradicted)inPsycho? 11)DoyouthinkLilalookslikehersisterMarion?Ifso,whydothinkthisisthecase? 12)ArbogastisananagramofS.andBoar,twofamoushuntedanimals,often stuffedastrophies. 13)NormansaysTodayslinendayIalwayshatethesmellofdont you?Itssuchacreepysmell.Yetagainhescleaninginaritualisticway. 14)Batessaysthephrase12cabins12atleasttwiceinthefilm.Noticehow thehousedominatesthecabinlikeahead(almostskulllike)andalimb. 15)Bates:peoplejustcomeand.. 16)HowmanystepsdoesArbogasttakeupthestairs? 17)Lookattherakesinthehardwarestorewhatdotheysignify?Howarethey filmed?Theirshapealsoseemstoechotheshapeofascarecrow

18)BatescarrieshismotherdownstairsHowdoesHitchcockusethecamerato disorientatetheaudience? 19)WhentheyvisitSheriffChambersnoticethelampsprominentinthebackground. Whatdolampssignify? 20)WhydoyouthinkweareshowntheSheriffandhiswifecomingoutofFairvale church?Whataretheconnotationsofchurchservices?Canyouthinkofany modernhorrorfilmconnections? 21)LilaandSamvisitthemotelisitnightorday?Commentonthis. 22)Lilaentersthemothersbedroomcluttered.Whatimpressionarewegiven fromthevariousobjectssheencounters?Whichobjectsareparticularlysignificant? 23)Whatdowe/Lilanoticeabouttheindentationonthebed? 24)Almosteverylineofdialogueatthisstagetakesonadoublemeaninge.g.my mother&Iweremorethanhappy.Giveotherexamples. 25)LilagoesintoBatesroom.Whatsignificantobjectsaretherehere? 26)HowdoesHitchcockbuildthetensionasLilagoesdownintothecellar?Also thinkaboutthesymbolismofdescendingintothebasement 27)Lilaswingsherhandandhitsthelightbulb.Whateffectdoesthishave? 28)Whorevealsthetruthattheendpsychiatristordetective? 29)Whatisthenameofthecomplex(=psychologicalcondition,illnessorsyndrome) whichinvolvesanobsessiveloveforonesmother?[Catpersoncomplex/Oedipus complex/Marycomplex] 30)Interiormonologueatendwhoisdefendingwhom? 31)NoticewhathappenstoNormansmouthinthedissolveintothecarbeing dredgedupfromtheswamp. 32)CompletethefinallineofthefilmThey'llsee.They'llseeandthey'llknow,and they'llsay,'Why,shewouldn'teven...'

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