Identify those three themes in Rear Window and Psycho ONLY discuss in detail, one specific example of each theme from Rear Window and Psycho Cinematic counterpoint- When something bad happens in a normally safe environment. In the movie Rear Window, Jeff’s activity to watch the neighbors from his apartment became a risky way to pass time. Jeff became suspicious of his missing neighbor’s wife enabling an investigation. At first, Jeff neglected Marion who is talking about marriage with him. The thrill to watch his neighbors with binoculars preoccupied him more. His emotions change once he sees Marion’s devotion by risking her life to solve this case. The multistory apartment created a twist in the meaning of the setting as he gets pushed out of the window. I think it is fair to say the ending scene was unexpected. In the movie Psycho, Marion’s shower scene is an example of cinematic counterpoint. The shower is where someone is supposed to become refreshed. Norman Bates does not come off as killer but rather acts like an anti-social motel manager. Marion stops at a motel for what was presumed be a quick pit stop to get out of the rain and rest. The motel seemed orderly but eerie with taxidermy of stuffed birds. Voyeurism- Viewing others discreetly for sexually-gratifying purposes. In Rear Window, Hitchcock tactfully places the window to tell a story with subjective and objective camera views. The window gives Jeff a feeling of a discrete advantage to watch his neighbors' actions. One example of Jeff’s subjective camera zooms in to see Thorwald placing his wife’s ring in her purse. The camera becomes a vehicle for the audience with the use of the long shot and restricted shots on the apartments. Jeff is confined to his wheelchair and finds excitement in solving the case of his neighbor’s wife’s disappearance. In Psycho, the audience becomes an involuntary voyeur as Marion uses the real estate money to find a way to be with Sam. The suspense of how she could escape with all that cash is explained as the climax unravels. Norman's opportunity to spy on his attractive female guest Marion becomes an undeniable opportunity to defy his mother’s approval. The subjective camera demonstrates the characters wants and desires. Norman couldn’t keep away after spying on Marion in the shower. Circular design- a nearly circle item furthers the plot to a complete circle. In Rear Window, Jeff’s disposition and the idea of entertainment with access to a camera and binoculars, instigate him to spy on his neighbors. The camera becomes an object of circular design with its point of view. As Thorwald notices Jeff using the camera to spy, the camera changes from a tool to observe to a defense mechanism with a bright to flash to protect himself from Thorwarld’s attack. In Psycho, the eye becomes a metaphor for unattainable desires. First, Norman removed a picture covering a peephole and we see his eyes spy on Marion’s guest room. This transitions to a shower-head that even looks like a person’s pupil. The blood from her stabs swirls down the drain in a circle. The circular motion continues to a close up of Marion’s open eyes as she lies dead on the floor. The mystical music in the shower scene impacts the importance of this scene. Later we find Norman’s mothers skeleton with only eye sockets. The eyes of the characters are used as indicators.