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Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho came as a shock to many viewers and received a number of complaints due to the content and sexual explicitness There was a lot on controversy that evolved around Psycho as before the film was released Hitchcock produced a trailer in which he stared in a as tour guide around the Bates motel and house he described everything very vaguely and pretended to be squeamish to reveal certain details this gives the audience preconceptions about the film as it attracts them to see it and also Hitchcock also demanded a few rules had to be met at the showing of the film for example it was to be shown at certain times and nobody was to be admitted once the film had begun These rules give the film an overall prestigious representation as so much trouble and small detail is contained in the realising of it The master of suspense Hitchcock changed the conventional narrative increasing the amount of tension while keeping the audience interested and on the edge of their seats In Psycho Norman is presented as a fairly normal guy who lives at home with his mother He is tall and has dark hair portraying a mysterious man We the audience do not see Norman as a stereotypically attractive man but more lonely and so the audience may have sympathy for him Marion Crane is a stereotypically attractive young woman with blonde hair clearly suggesting her gentle nature and innocence As we learn at the start this is not entirely innocent having stolen 40000 which is a McGuffin and in the parlour scene she is presented in a very sexual way When Marion is killed we see how Hitchcock has transgressed the rules He did this by playing with the audiences expectations by misleading them The audience expect Marion Janet Leigh to have the main role as she is a star and dont expect her to have a minor
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