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Alfred Hitchcock Master of Suspense. Presents: PSYCHO. PSYCHO (1960). Director ……………… Alfred Hitchcock Screenwriter ….…….. Joseph Stefano Based on novel ……. Robert Bloch Editor …………………. George Tomasini Music ……………….... Bernard Herrmann Cinematography ….. John L. Russell

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Alfred HitchcockMaster of Suspense

Presents:

PSYCHO


PSYCHO (1960)

Director ……………… Alfred Hitchcock

Screenwriter ….…….. Joseph Stefano

Based on novel ……. Robert Bloch

Editor …………………. George Tomasini

Music ……………….... Bernard Herrmann

Cinematography ….. John L. Russell

Costume …………….. Rita Riggs

Pictorial Consultant… Saul Bass


PSYCHO (1960)

Norman Bates ……… Anthony Perkins

Marion Crane ……… Janet Leigh

Lila Crane …………... Vera Miles

Sam Loomis ………… John Gavin

Milton Arbogast …… Martin Balsam

Sher. Al Chambers… John McIntire

Dr. Fred Richmond ... Simon Oakland

Caroline …………….. Pat Hitchcock


History


Style

  • Formalist

  • Psychological Thrillers

  • Reoccurring Characters & Themes:

    wrongly accused man

    cool blondes

    surprising violence

    suspicion/doubt

  • Virtuoso Editing

  • Droll Humor


Psycho


Style


Style


Psycho


1955

1959


American PSYCHO

Nine Death Masks

10 Women’s Heads

4 Noses

Human Skin Chairs

Skull Bowls

Skulls on Bedposts

Ed Gein


American PSYCHO

  • Best Selling Issue until Princess Diana’s Death

  • 14th Most Interesting Person of the Year

  • (1991)

Dahmer


American PSYCHO

  • Women 8 of 10 times killed by person they know

  • ½ women killed by husbands/boyfriends

  • Only about 20 serial killers/year

  • killing 200 ppl (15, 000 by others)

  • More likely to catch malaria or leprosy


American PSYCHO

  • What is our fascination?


PSYCHO Reception


PSYCHO Reception

  • $11,200,000

  • Highest Grossing Hitchcock film

  • Broke records: China, Japan, France, Britain, Canada, South America, U.S.

  • One of the top grossing black and white films of all time


PSYCHO Reception

  • Mixed reviews—eventually

  • re-reviewed

  • Nominated for 4 Academy Awards

  • Leigh won Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress

  • 1992—selected for preservation in National Film Registry

  • #14 on AFI’s 100 Best Movies list


PSYCHO Influence

  • 2 sequels: Psycho II (1983), Psycho III (1986)

  • 1 prequel: Psycho IV (1990) screenwriter- Joseph Stefano

  • All 3 starring Anthony Perkins

  • 1 remake (1998)

  • Graphic Novel Series


PSYCHO Influence

  • 1978 horror classic Halloween 1977 High Anxiety,

  • 1980 Fade to Black,

  • 1980 Dressed to Kill, Invader Zim, Hoshi no Kaabii,

  • 2003 live-action/animated Looney Tunes: Back in Action.


The Birds

Storyboarding


Psycho

Storyboarding


Psycho

Storyboarding


Psycho

Storyboarding


Shower Scene


Shower Scene


Shower Scene

  • montage

  • 3 minutes

  • 50 cuts

  • extreme close-ups

  • few medium shots

  • 7 days to shoot

  • casaba melon

  • chocolate syrup

  • music: all strings— “The Murder”


Shower Scene

MUSIC

  • Bernard Herrmann, composer

    *Citizen Kane to Twilight Zone

    *Team Hitchcock

  • all strings

  • stark

  • How important is it?


PSYCHO Craze


PSYCHO Craze


“Ways In”


Mother


Mother #15


1stSlasher Movie?


1stSlasher Movie? #6


Audience Reception


Audience Reception #9


Water


Water #10


Food


Food #16


Good vs. Evil


Good vs. Evil #11


Whose Story?


Whose Story? #8


Voyeur


Voyeur #1


Voyeur


Opening Scene


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