• I agree a nice gritty ending and I also rooted for them at some points. Definitely can see why the film caused much controversy.

  • I do agree about the ending when the psychiatrist explains Norman to the viewer, it really helps to completely understand the film. I loved Psycho! And I do see many similarities in films we see today. Inspires me to search for more Hitchcock films

  • The flipping of the pages of the calendar I thought was brilliant. I think this film in general was artistically brilliant. It was more of a visual movie to me.

  • dmaldonado commented on the blog post Psycho (1960) 9 years, 11 months ago

    I completely agree about the use of music in order to build suspense throughout the film, it’s honestly what caught my attention the most. As far as the significance of birds I’m not quite sure. Perhaps it’s symbolizing freedom? Norman’s life was suppressed with his mother and perhaps also referring to psychological freedom. I don’t […]

  • First time ever watching this film and I have to say this was my second favorite. It was very humorous to me. I think the film did a good job bringing up very serious issues and yet managing to still make us laugh as viewers. Bonnie and Clyde and the rest of the gang are […]

  • In all honesty this was the least favorite of all movie screenings. I can see the similarities with Umberto D in that it is a film of the mundane, but I couldn’t enjoy this film as much as Umberto D. The lighting was very dark making it hard to focus on what was going on […]

  • My first time ever watching this film and I was immediately hooked! I heard many good things of the film prior to watching it, but never did I think I would have enjoyed it this much. Definitely inspired to watch more Hitchcock films, and overall venture out into the world of film. I haven’t watch […]

  • Watching this film was definitely a treat because of the strong use of COLOR! Not only was this a visually appealing film, but the plot of the film was interesting as well as the characters themselves. My favorite scene were the ones down by the river. The colors were so vivid, the scenes were so […]

  • Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind (1956) is a classic melodramatic film. The film touches upon many societal issues. There are conflicts about difference between¬†social classes, relationships among men and women, questions of masculinity, family relationships, alcoholism, and many others. A scene that resonated with me the most was when Marylee quite literally dances her […]

  • Aw when I saw the song title two weeks I immediately thought of grizzly bear’s two weeks lol but not a bad song nonetheless, I have just been listening to grizzly bear a lot lately

  • dmaldonado commented on the blog post Citizen Kane 10 years, 1 month ago

    I have only watched this film once and visually I can appreciate it, but you’re right maybe watching it a second time will change my perspective on this film.

  • dmaldonado commented on the blog post Out of the past 10 years, 1 month ago

    I definitely agree that this film was more violent than the other films we have seen so far. We actually see the person getting shot as opposed to just hearing the shot and then cutting to a scene of the person dead.

  • Oh man I couldn’t agree more I loved this film, but it was emotionally draining. I wanted a happy ending for poor Umberto, but sadly there was no real resolution. Definitely a sequel was needed lol but I guess that would defeat the purpose of what the film was meant to do.

  • This is by far, my favorite film we have watched in class. As simplistic the film appeared to be there were many hidden undertones incorporated about wealth, politics, and society. There was a good balance of drama and comedy. I loved the music playing throughout. The music really helped create a certain atmosphere, melodramatic. At […]

  • I really enjoyed this film, I especially enjoyed Bailey’s narration throughout the film, which was new in comparison to the films we have seen so far. I found the ending to be pretty sad, I wanted Kathy and Bailey to run away together secretly. Although Kathy is considered a villain I can’t help but find […]

  • Vittorio De Sica’s Umberto D. (1952) by Dear Films, appears to be a film of the mundane, but also¬†addresses many key social and political issues people faced during this era. In the scene where Umberto is contemplating whether or not to beg for money, music is used to create a mood in order to express […]