inner thoughts. Marion is tired of meeting Sam on the sly whenever he happens to be in town, and insists that he come home and meet her family the next time. (They kiss and embrace.) Sam: Yeah. The low-budget (800,000 brilliantly-edited, stark black and white film came after Hitchcock's earlier glossy Technicolor hits. Although she expects to be "in bed" all weekend, Cassidy thinks she needs an escape and propositions her with an invitation: What you need is a weekend in Las Vegas, the playground of the world! She smiles devilishly as she imagines the slimy Cassidy's fury. He domineeringly explains how virile the money makes him: Now, that's, that's not buying happiness. Last but not least in this brief list of subjects covered by Hitchcock, is the use of editing, often described as the essence of making films.
Bernard Herrmann's jarring music begins to play, slashing at her. Violence is present for about two minutes total in only two shocking, grisly murder scenes, the first about a third of the way through, and the second when a Phoenix detective named Arbogast is stabbed at the top of a flight of stairs and topples. 2018 Shmoop University, Inc. His startled, echoing voice speaks in her head. A woman with a knife appears and stabs her to death. Now it's yours." His transference of the 'dirty' private funds to Lowery suggests that Marion's boss may keep the cash transaction undeclared. Lowery as he's crossing the street. Psycho - Hitchcock succeeds in giving each shot, each frame, each bit of dialogue, another layer of meaning, in addition to the one that is most apparent.