Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.
This past term, I took a class focused on the works of Alfred Hitchcock and Billy Wilder. We were required to write up our impressions of each film we viewed, and my post on Psycho was a favorite. Now that the term is over, I’m free to share it here!
Psycho remains one of my two favorite Hitchcock films, even after I’ve spent all term catching up on many of the ones I haven’t seen. (For the record, my other favorite is Rear Window, which I highly recommend to everyone.) Even were I to indulge in Hitchcock’s entire catalog and meticulously pick apart every film he’s made, Psycho will always remain a favorite for all of the reasons that it is so iconic. This is a film that legitimately makes me excited about the craft of filmmaking every, single time I view it. Continue Reading