Tuesday, 11 January 2011


•Intertextuality is the shaping of films by other films. It can refer to writer’s borrowing and transformation of a prior film
The famous shower scene was introduced by the pyscological thriller: Physco (1960)
Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock is a film that has influenced many movies such as; What Lies Beneath, Fatal Attractions, The shower scene is the scene that other directors tend to use in their thriller movies; however they may change the Mis En Scene to make it their own. Directors tend to keep the camera angles the same in order to create the same scene that they liked. Most directors who use the shower scene from psycho often use the same high camera angle in order to capture the water running from the shower head
It now has been used in various thriller movies such as : 'The stepfather'  and 'Wait until Dark'
it is extremely creative how one simple activity such as using the shower can be potrayed in such a thrilling way . Intertextuality is amazing as the audience are enabled to see how different audience portray their own interpretations in their own way.

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