The shower scene from the film Psycho is perhaps one of the best examples of masterful editing. Hitchcock had shot the sequence from several angles and completed the scene with a running time of three minutes, which includes over fifty cuts. His usage of jump cuts and eye-mark reactions make it easy for the viewer to be at the edge of their seats the entire time. The continuity editing begins with a calm tone and a normal story-line that is easy to understand, but then shifts into a completely surreal film that’s is so unpredictable the only reaction by the end is complete shock. The genius of the the murder scene is that the audience never even gets to see that actual murder; which makes the scene even more suspenseful. the ADR elements used for the sound effects of the knife stabbing were used in very creative ways in which sound mixers plunged a knife into a melon to achieve the eerie sounds of a knife pelting into human flesh.The camera movements create a certain sense of surreal reaction. Shots like when the camera is used as the actual knife in the shower scene, to the close-ups of the shower head created one of the most suspenseful movie sequences of all time. The sound effects and musical score synchronization whilst the knife is plunging into Janet Leigh vastly amplified the effects of suspense and ultimate horror. The sound mixing elements of the film were that of meticulous accuracy and precision. Most of the scenes with overlapping dialogue and off-screen sounds were used to create an effective sense of realism to the horror, which helped me empathize with Norman Bates in a weird kind of way. I think the collective techniques of sound, music and editing made each major sequence and the entire film a complete masterpiece. Each technique was critical in its usage creating one of the most suspenseful and stylistic films of all time.