Martin Scorsese : In Raging Bull, I guess the boxing scenes have a lot to do with the action sequences in my mind. All this editing and all this camera movement that I’d been exposed to for the past 25 years or 30 years came into play in those sequences, and Hitchcock had a lot to do with it, there’s no doubt, particularly in designing the scene where Sugar Ray Robinson, in the third bout that they have, when La Motta’s on the ropes, looks up at him, and Sugar Ray comes in for the kill. And there’s a kind of edited sequence of punishment that this character’s taking. I based it on, shot by shot, the shower scene of Psycho. And so I designed it correspondingly, in a way. The glove corresponds to a knife. And so, we shot it that way.
A story. A man fires a rifle for many years. and he goes to war. And afterwards he comes home, and he sees that whatever else he may do with his life - build a house, love a woman, change his son’s diaper - he will always remain a jarhead. And all the jarheads killing and dying, they will always be me. We are still in the desert.
PLAYING GOD IN PSYCHO (1960)
Watching movies through the Almighty perspective.
Bird’s-eye view: When the subject is photographed directly overhead, the angle is disorienting, which perhaps explains its infrequent use. “Bird’s-eye shot” are sometimes employed in films dealing with the theme of fate and destiny, for this angle provides us with a kind of Godlike omniscience, in which the character below can seem insignificance.