1) Psycho opens with title design by Saul Bass and music by Bernard Herrmann. This is their third collaboration for Hitchcock, including Vertigoand North by Northwest. How does the graphic design and the score introduce the main themes of this film?
The score and graphic design set the entire mood of the film. The haunting vibe of the score followed by the almost cryptic graphic design prepare the viewer for the journey the film will take them on.
2) As the titles end, we have three shots of Phoenix, Arizona, and a very specific day, date, and time: “FRIDAY, DECEMBER THE ELEVENTH” and “TW