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Prompt:  Write a two-page analysis of Psycho.  You may focus on character, style, genre, or setting / mood / music.


Discussion of the prompt:   We have discussed and learned about a number of terms / concepts related to film.  Use one of the concepts we have discussed to date to analyze Psycho.  You can analyze it’s genre, you can talk camera techniques used to create emotional moods, discuss characters and how our focus / alliances switches between characters, you can choose one character to analyze, discuss plot arc, ironies, argue whether it is a “good” story, etc.


Grading criteria: Papers need to be typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. font.  Use MLA format (handout given in class & on webpage:  Papers are due on Thursday, November 5th.  Worth 100 points.