Explain the Plot Conflict, Narration (What Type of Narrator Is Used, What Information Is Left, Tone), and Setting of "Psycho" to Reveal the Theme of the Work
She walks farther, screams “Kadavule”. The loud sobs echo as she collapses.
A highway patrolman (Mort Mills) wakes her from a roadside nap, questions her, and can almost see the envelope with the stolen money. She trades in her car for one with different plates, but at the dealership she's startled to see the same patrolman parked across the street, leaning against his squad car, arms folded, staring at her. Every first-time viewer believes this setup establishes a story line the movie will follow to the end.
The soundtrack contrasts with a comparatively soothing scene in the bathroom, as described above, thus foreshadowing the attack. The harmonic elements of the tune and the dissonance that the sounds of the violins bring into it, though seemingly being from two different worlds, in fact, comprise a single piece that stirs a mixture of fear and thrill in the audience, tricking them into paying attention (Psycho 1960).
Kiwi 2006, video recording, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.
Loh-Hagan, V 2015, Sound effect artist, Cherry Lake, Ann Arbor, MI.
Psycho 1960, video recording, Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, CA.
The Birds 1963, video recording, Universal Pictures, Los Angeles, CA.
Vertigo 1958, video recording, Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, CA.