It drew inspiration from real life serial killer Ed Gein, and is about a man named Norman Bates, who runs a motel owned by his family. The story is told from three points of view, and leads down a trail of misdirection, embezzlement. The film was directed by Hollywood legend, Alfred Hitchcock. The screen play was written by Joseph Stephano and based on the real life crimes of serial killer, Ed Gein. It spawned two sequels, a. These elements are what have taken Hitchcock from a good director to a legend.
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Then to top off the audience being wary of her character she unexpectedly murders Marion Crane. The audience then and now are surprised at the sudden famous shower scene where Crane is murdered violently. Due to the Production Code being in full effect still, audiences of mid 20th Century had never seen a brutal seen like that before in such detail. Why exactly does the death or pain of someone appeal to us so?
Hitchcock powerfully describes the murder scene of Marion, while taking a shower at Bates Motel. Viewers and critics of the film believe that it is unconventional and overly violent for young viewers eyes, but some analysts think that it is a form of deconstruction, a new structure of horror film that Hitchcock wants to share. Different perspectives and ideas emerge because of the murder scene in the film, but still. To get the film to the maximum audiences without having to change his ideas he showed in the film, Hitchcock used devious techniques to get past the strict censors. Janet Leigh the actress playing Marion said in an interview that she thought the strict censorship rules made Hitchcock a better filmmaker, as he had to be more creative.