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psycho: a moral question...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Scott Burke, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. Scott Burke

    Scott Burke Well-Known Member

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    Do you think Hitchcock was trying to send a moral message by panning from the shower to the newspaper?

    Also, are we supposed to believe there is no redemption once you have done something wrong? (since she was going to return the money the next day)

    I had never thought of it before, but it kind of dawned on me.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Scott Burke

    Scott Burke Well-Known Member

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    People are viewing, but nobody has any comments/thoughts?
     
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    That's an interesting observation. I never thought of it that way before. I took that to mean that the killer wasn't after the money.

    By the way, are they going to reissue it in anamorphic?
     
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    I am interested in this but then I've not seen Psycho since GCSE so I have no real recollection of it. I'll try to remember to resurrect the thread after I've seen it again. [​IMG]
     
  5. Peter Apruzzese

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    I believe Rob is mostly correct. I think Hitchcock was also purposefully mis-directing the audience's attention to the money and away from the killer. It creates another layer of tension for the audience: "What's going to happen to the money?".
     
  6. Howard Williams

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    Hmmmm....

    I thought the camera movement to the newspaper was just to make us take note that the Killer is unaware of the money that's in the newspaper.

    And (never start a sentence with "and", huh?) if I remember correctly, Norman took the paper and put it in the car with the body before sending it to the bottom of the lake, never knowing about the money inside.
     
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    I think Howard nailed it.

    I don't think Hitch had any moral message to send there. Hitch seemed to go for irony a lot more than morality.

    Rob
     
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    Another vote for the Howard theory. I think the closest Hitchcock came to making a moral statement in Pyscho was in the choice of lingerie colors.
     
  9. Niko Nykanen

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    Indeed. Sometimes people just overanalyze things.
    no offense.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, I take it as an ironic statement on the ultimate futility of her criminal act.
     
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    Yep, irony is a pretty good thing. I also thought it was another one of Hitchcock's "jokes".
     
  12. Scott Burke

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    I haven't seen too many hitchcock films so I was not aware for his "love" for irony.

    Thanks for the responses!
     
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