What are the distinguishing formal elements of the opening and closing scenes of the film? What is the significance of these scenes for an understanding of the meaning of the film?

Film

Psycho 1960 Version: Opening and Closing

Opening and closing. What are the distinguishing formal elements of the opening and closing scenes of the film? What is the significance of these scenes for an understanding of the meaning of the film?

How do the opening and closing scenes act as bookends (formal and/or thematic) for the film?

Discuss with reference to Bordwell and Thompson’s comment that “A film does not just start, it begins and “A film doesn’t simply stop; it ends” (about half page of text about 160 Words Times New Roman Size 12 Font Double-Spaced APA Format Excluding the Title and Reference Pages).