Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Question # 286

This is one of the most famous scenes in cinema history. It was shot from December 17 to December 23, 1959, and features between 71 and 78 angles (the exact number is unknown). The scene "runs 3 minutes and includes 50 cuts." Most of the shots are extreme close-ups, except for medium shots directly before and directly after the incident depicted. The combination of the close shots with the short duration between cuts makes the sequence feel longer, more subjective, more uncontrolled, and more violent than would the images if they presented alone or in a wider angle.

5 comments:

  1. Ya, the chic's murder during her shower
    Psycho

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  2. MURDER OF MARION CRANE (Played by Janet Leigh) in the Shower, in Alfred Hirtchcock's PSYCHO.

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  3. the murder in the shower scene from the hitchcock film 'psycho'

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  4. the ben hur chariot race???

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  5. psycho shower scene....and they used hersheys syrup fr blood

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