Compare and contrast three films by give your own definition to film terms such as distortion,montage and expressionisitic.

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Every film has always been open to interpretations of how they were created and to define its cinematic style. Filmmakers have their own way of making a film and creating their own piece of artwork by using specific editing sequences.

Montage is when the filmmaker's production consists of a quick sequence of images in a motion picture to exemplify an association of ideas. In the film Psycho, the filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock uses montage. An example of film montage in the movie Psycho is when the filmmaker pans the camera across many skyscraper buildings, and after a series of numerous dissolves, randomly chooses to descend and infiltrate deeper into one of many windows in a cheaper, high-rise hotel building - the window's blinds narrowly conceal the dingy interior. There, the camera pauses at the half-open window - and then voyeuristically intrudes into the foreground darkness of the drab room. The camera takes a moment to adjust to the black interior - and then pans to the right where a post-coital, semi-nude couple has just completed a seedy, lunch-time tryst.

Attractive, single middle-aged secretary, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), wearing only a prominent white bra and slip and reclining back on a double bed, is with her shirtless lover/fiancée Sam Loomis (John Gavin) who stands over her. Hitchcock wanted to make sure that the audience is guilty for even watching this particular scene. Another example of the use of montage is by providing a blatant explanation for Norman's psychotic tendencies since throughout the film there are hints that give you an idea exactly how crazy Norman really is. In the Film, Norman watches Marion's every step while she's in the bathroom and another hint that shows he's psychotic is that there are stuffed birds all over the office. The audience, although it had...