Hitchcock's Use Of Metonymy In The Film Psycho

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The Movie “Psycho” starts with the character Marion Crane having to leave town quickly because she embezzled $40,000 from her company. The movie follows her closely, seeing her trying to escape with the money and eventually stopping at a motel where another character is brought in the picture: Norman Bates. This is when the director (Alfred Hitchcock) would eventually throw different kinds of twist throughout the movie causing to redirect attention from one point to another or causing the audience not to pay attention. Hitchcock was the best for the psychological thriller and he would display that by having numerous of cinematic signs and metonymy. After reading James Monaco “Signs” you can see how Hitchcock uses this method to give an audience

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