• I agree with you about the female characters. Once again, I loved seeing women in this time period and this culture, when women were generally not thought much of, think for themselves and follow their own beliefs. And yes, Isamu was adorable! I know what you mean about things missing in the film, but I’m […]

  • I disagree with the narration comment. I actually really dislike when a film is narrated, or when a film has subtitles. I did enjoy the movie in general though. I agree with you on Kathy. I did like her character even though she wasn’t supposed to be a nice character. I thought for the time […]

  • OMG! I loved this! The clothes weren’t so great, but the music just proves that Hitchcock was and still is such an influential figure in the entertainment industry.

  • alyssacaracciolo commented on the blog post Psycho 9 years, 8 months ago

    I completely agree. I HATE horror films and gruesome things, but “Psycho” wasn’t any of that. Sure, there were murders, but the film was shot in a way that it didn’t seem traditionally “scary.” I was so nervous when we got the syllabus and I saw “Psycho” was on there. My parents, boyfriend and even […]

  • I love “Bonnie and Clyde.” My boyfriend and I were actually going to be Bonnie and Clyde for Halloween this year. I agree, I love how Bonnie was the one in charge. She gave women a sense of power and I liked that, especially in the time period. And I agree not only with the […]

  • I agree that the characters were all so relatable. I enjoyed that a lot. I, too, enjoyed the witty aspects that helped us lean away from the seriousness of the film. I love your comparisons between the married women and the single women. It once again proves the Traditionalism vs. Modernity theme of the film. […]

  • It’s funny, I actually wrote about this scene before the one that I chose to write about. The same as my scene, the suspense was created when the camera panned up and the audience viewed everything from overhead. To me, that was the most suspenseful scene because we saw the murder, we saw the victim […]

  • alyssacaracciolo commented on the blog post Psycho!!! 9 years, 8 months ago

    I was so nervous before seeing this. I absolutely HATE horror movies, but mostly because of the modern day perception of horror. Horror suddenly means gore. GROSS! I agree with you about the music, and I feel that way about a lot of genres. The music foreshadows what is going to happen in the film […]

  • I agree with you about the laughing. I was cracking up the entire time. I also agree with you with liking the clash between traditionalism and modernity. I especially saw it between the children and their elders. The way the children were talking back made the time seem way more modern than it was, and […]

  • I feel you on the thrillers rubbing you the wrong way! I was nervous to watch this film, just like I am to watch “Psycho,” but that’s besides the point. I’m glad someone else thought about “The Scarlet Letter.” The use of the ‘A’ and the ‘M’ the teenager put on Peter Lorre played the […]

  • I agree with you saying in the last paragraph that it makes you feel like a detective yourself. I believe Welles also uses the low camera angles to make you feel that way. Even though it almost seems like you’re looking up towards the action, at least I felt, in a way I was inside […]

  • I was going to say the same thing about the fishing symbolism. When I started to read that paragraph, I said to myself: “I’ll have to reply and write this.” But, as I continued reading, I saw you wrote what I was going to say. To support the theories, however, I know a lot of […]