Film Notes - Film 13:27 January 25th, 2012 : Lecture #1...

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Film 13:27 January 25 th , 2012 : Lecture #1 “Psycho” influential to other movies central theme: discovering within American normality, but the ultimate violent behavior from this American normalcy the heroine who initiates the action is very normal deglamorized secretary slightly behavior that was off : pre-marital sex main actions: All American big city -> main road -> all rural town Psycho: loosely based on a true story of a BoyScout leader Theme: digging beneath the appearance of normalcy and things behind the American life Psycho is an exemplary statement of this Very title of this film: names condition of the central theme Several motifs/themes: Uncertainty about values Breakdown of the family Breakdown of a patriarchal family All dominant male characters=> breakdown Mother: collapse of her role Disintegration/breakdown of beliefs in the value system Policemen in Psycho: perceived as a threat to the characters Undercutting protagonist as a hero Abnormal within the normalcy “collective nightmare”- Representation of life being characterized as a nightmare
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Film Notes - Film 13:27 January 25th, 2012 : Lecture #1...

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