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From the moment when Marian pulls up in her car outside the motel there is a tense atmosphere which is created by the bad weather and the fact that she arrived in the dark Using this setting makes us the audience feel slightly anxious even from the beginning and also by using the second person camera angles we are made to feel like voyeurs watching Marian and her actions When we are wanted to focus on a specific person or object the camera changes to create a point of view shot where we are seeing things through Marians eyes and so we know exactly what she is looking at In order to set a scene the camera tends to pan around quite slowly so that we can take in where a certain character is at any time Once she gets out of her car and has tried knocking at the office door with no success the camera changes to her point of view looking up at the main house The whole house is portrayed in darkness with a light in one window this makes the viewer see the house as quite sinister Once our focus is on the house a shadow of a man is shown walking across the window at the time we do not know who this is but later on in this part of the film we discover that he is in fact Norman the owner of the motel We soon learn that Norman has a possessive Mother who does not like any other women coming near him The fact that we only see his shadow when Marian arrives represents the idea that he is not entirely himself and that his Mother over-shadows him After Marian sees that there is someone in the house she gets back into her car and presses the horn in order to get his attention This works as shortly afterwards Norman appears and invites her into the
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