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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


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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



Style
Style

  • Formalist

  • Psychological Thrillers

  • Reoccurring Characters & Themes:

    wrongly accused man

    cool blondes

    surprising violence

    suspicion/doubt

  • Virtuoso Editing

  • Droll Humor






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 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 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?







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