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Psycho [1960 film] by Alfred Hitchcock

Psycho [1960 film]

by Alfred Hitchcock (Director), Joseph Stefano (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Martin Balsam (Actor), John Gavin (Actor), Janet Leigh (Actor), John McIntire (Actor), Vera Miles (Actor)2 more, Simon Oakland (Actor), Anthony Perkins (Actor)

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    Dressed to kill : a novel by Brian De Palma (jseger9000)
    jseger9000: Though the stories and characters are different, Dressed to Kill is essentially a remake of Psycho. Interesting to watch them back to back.

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A secretary runs off with stolen cash and ends up at an isolated motel.

Knowing what's going to happen ruins most of the suspense, but it's still awesome.

Concept: C
Story: A
Characters: B
Dialog: B
Pacing: C
Cinematography: A
Special effects/design: A
Acting: B
Music: A

Enjoyment: B

GPA: 3.2/4 ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Hitchcock, AlfredDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stefano, JosephScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Balsam, MartinActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gavin, JohnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leigh, JanetActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McIntire, JohnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Miles, VeraActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oakland, SimonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Perkins, AnthonyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This is the 1960 film version directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Based on the book by Robert Bloch.
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For all the slasher pictures that have ripped off Psycho (and particularly its classic set piece, the "shower scene"), nothing has ever matched the impact of the real thing. More than just a first-rate shocker full of thrills and suspense, Psycho is also an engrossing character study in which director Alfred Hitchcock skillfully seduces you into identifying with the main characters--then pulls the rug (or the bathmat) out from under you. Anthony Perkins is unforgettable as Norman Bates, the mama's boy proprietor of the Bates Motel; and so is Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, who makes an impulsive decision and becomes a fugitive from the law, hiding out at Norman's roadside inn for one fateful night. --Jim Emerson

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Horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother.

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