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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 hitchcock master of suspense

Alfred HitchcockMaster of Suspense

Presents:

PSYCHO


Psycho 1960

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 19601

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

History


Style

Style

  • Formalist

  • Psychological Thrillers

  • Reoccurring Characters & Themes:

    wrongly accused man

    cool blondes

    surprising violence

    suspicion/doubt

  • Virtuoso Editing

  • Droll Humor


Psycho

Psycho


Style1

Style


Style2

Style


Psycho1

Psycho


Alfred hitchcock master of suspense

1955

1959


American psycho

American PSYCHO

Nine Death Masks

10 Women’s Heads

4 Noses

Human Skin Chairs

Skull Bowls

Skulls on Bedposts

Ed Gein


American psycho1

American PSYCHO

  • Best Selling Issue until Princess Diana’s Death

  • 14th Most Interesting Person of the Year

  • (1991)

Dahmer


American psycho2

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 psycho3

American PSYCHO

  • What is our fascination?


Psycho reception

PSYCHO Reception


Psycho reception1

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 reception2

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

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 influence1

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.


Alfred hitchcock master of suspense

The Birds

Storyboarding


Alfred hitchcock master of suspense

Psycho

Storyboarding


Alfred hitchcock master of suspense

Psycho

Storyboarding


Alfred hitchcock master of suspense

Psycho

Storyboarding


Shower scene

Shower Scene


Shower scene1

Shower Scene


Shower scene2

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 scene3

Shower Scene

MUSIC

  • Bernard Herrmann, composer

    *Citizen Kane to Twilight Zone

    *Team Hitchcock

  • all strings

  • stark

  • How important is it?


Psycho craze

PSYCHO Craze


Psycho craze1

PSYCHO Craze


Ways in

“Ways In”


Mother

Mother


Mother 15

Mother #15


1 st slasher movie

1stSlasher Movie?


1 st slasher movie 6

1stSlasher Movie? #6


Audience reception

Audience Reception


Audience reception 9

Audience Reception #9


Water

Water


Water 10

Water #10


Alfred hitchcock master of suspense

Food


Food 16

Food #16


Good vs evil

Good vs. Evil


Good vs evil 11

Good vs. Evil #11


Whose story

Whose Story?


Whose story 8

Whose Story? #8


Voyeur

Voyeur


Voyeur 1

Voyeur #1


Voyeur1

Voyeur


Opening scene

Opening Scene


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