The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother. The brilliance of Perkins in the original shines even brighter when compared with the ruination in the remake even though the words and the shots were exactly the same. The private detective's interview with Norman is played low-key, and yet we sense the tension in Norman's voice and manner, and know that Arbogast does, too. Not only is it in black-and-white, not color, but the sets; a ramshackle motel, a mothbally old house, a couple of cheap looking bedrooms, a bathroom in a used-car dealership, are deliberately low class. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page.
There is in fact nothing fancy about Psycho, which is on the surface is a somewhat plain-looking movie. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age. Just compare him with John Gavin, who plays Marion's boyfriend in the standard-actor-of-the-day way. No one really runs away from anything.
When Sam and Lila wake up the sheriff and his wife in the middle of the night we see a splendid example of people talking to one another without either party understanding what is in fact going on. Every camera angle and line of dialogue in this scene has meaning and carries enormous weight, and yet the drama plays out in a light, relaxed mode, and the performers seems truly connected to one another at its conclusion, strangers no more. I envy those who experienced Psycho in 1960 in the theaters. Eleven-and-a-half out of ten stars. No personally identifiable information you give us is provided to them for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information on our web site. I was fortunate enough to see this movie at a big oldtime movie house during a Hitchcock revival. If you are sampling the many other comments here, be sure to look up Merwyn Grote's.
Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. It's hard to find anything wrong with Psycho. In 1960, seeing a nude women being murdered in a shower was something that no-one had experienced yet, and was quite shocking. The movie is perfectly casted as well. The only other horror movie that even comes close to using sound with such perfection is Halloween 1978.
Just this: If you've never seen it, you owe it to yourself to do so, not because it's a way of paying homage to the one true master of modern film, but because it's so fun to watch. We know that something isn't right, but the problem isn't with the car lot; it's Marion's plight casts a dark shadow over all her scenes there, despite the brightest sunlight imaginable. Some links within this website may lead to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. Janet Leigh as the beautiful Marion Crane, Vera Miles as the concerned sister, Lila Crane, and of course the unforgettable performance from Anthony Perkins as the eerie yet charismatic Norman Bates. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store.
If you have not seen this movie, do yourself a favor. I would recommend this movie to any horror movie film fanatic. Most of the time, however, these stereotypes create a generic murderer a raving, ranting, clearly demented psychopath. Nowadays, seeing Jason double-spearing two lovers having sex is nothing uncommon. John Anderson is wonderful as the fast-talking, semi-streetwise small town used car salesman. Janet Leigh, still radiant, spoke before the film and explained how Hitchcock's genius was in his ability to 1 frighten without gore and 2 leave his indelible mark on the movie without overshadowing his actors like the great Jean Renoir could never do.
Marion is, alas, a bad actress, and the cop sees through this, if not to the heart of the matter, yet we don't want him to follow her. Just as good as the writing is Hitchcock's direction, which is so outstanding that it defies explanation. Yes, one can put people like Norman under the microscope, and even dissect what one sees, but this doesn't stop such events as unfolded in the movie any less likely to occur. Sound is such an important element in movies and Psycho is undaunted when it comes to sound. Is it the best Hitchcock movie? Poor John Gavin had to quit the biz entirely, and became an ambassador. It's like a private trap that holds us in like a prison.
You can feel the decade literally shifting out of '50s and into '60s with this one. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. His brilliance is in making a climax that is at once both scary and hilarious. Sound is such an important element in movies and Psycho is undaunted when it comes to sound. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.