Column: Gods and Monsters: Review: Psycho (1960)

Psycho (1960). Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Martin Balsam, Vera Miles, John Gavin.

Many spoilers ahoy

We all go a little mad, sometimes ….

My mom once told me that she went to see Psycho twice when it first came out. She hadn’t intended to do this, but after she had seen it the first time, a friend wanted to see it and didn’t have anyone else to go with. So, she had to go see it …

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Review: “Psycho” and its Remake (1960; 1998)

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I have long loathed the 1998 remake of Psycho (1960), but never had I chance to understand how and why it fails so clearly as when I watched the original and remake back-to-back on TV a little while ago.

The biggest flaw of the remake became obvious after I turned off the TV. It did not have to do as much with the direction (which was unimaginative because it copied Hitchcock’s original framing, sets and dialogue), nor …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: “Psycho” and its Remake (1960; 1998)

Shivers and Sighs: Column: Slicing Score: Psycho (1960)

By Maria Mitchell

Psycho (1960). Composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann.

Conflicts between familial love and romantic love are familiar for many characters in cinema. No matter what type of love is being expressed, all love has a common denominator: devotion. For Norman Bates, the conflict was which did he harbor a greater devotion to: his mother or a woman he physically desired? The gravity and severity of devotion can twist a person’s mind into hideous convolutions. It is the …

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