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Every film has always been open to interpretations of how they were created and to define its cinematic style Filmmakers have their own way of making a film and creating their own piece of artwork by using specific editing sequences Montage is when the filmmakers production consists of a quick sequence of images in a motion picture to exemplify an association of ideas In the film Psycho the filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock uses montage An example of film montage in the movie Psycho is when the filmmaker pans the camera across many skyscraper buildings and after a series of numerous dissolves randomly chooses to descend and infiltrate deeper into one of many windows in a cheaper high-rise hotel building - the windows blinds narrowly conceal the dingy interior There the camera pauses at the half-open window - and then voyeuristically intrudes into the foreground darkness of the drab room The camera takes a moment to adjust to the black interior - and then pans to the right where a post-coital semi-nude couple has just completed a seedy lunch-time tryst Attractive single middle-aged secretary Marion Crane Janet Leigh wearing only a prominent white bra and slip and reclining back on a double bed is with her shirtless loverfianc Sam Loomis John Gavin who stands over her Hitchcock wanted to make sure that the audience is guilty for even watching this particular scene Another example of the use of montage is by providing a blatant explanation for Normans psychotic tendencies since throughout the film there are hints that give you an idea exactly how crazy Norman really is In the Film Norman watches Marions every step while shes in the bathroom and another hint that shows hes psychotic is that there are stuffed birds all over the office The audience although it had received a valid explanation for Normans actions is left terrified and confused by the last scene of Norman and the manifestation of his split personality
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