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Psycho (1960) - STV Movie Club Discussion

Postby Joshua on Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:27 am

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PSYCHO (1960)
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Release Date: June 16, 1960
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Produced by: Alfred Hitchcock
Written by: Joseph Stefano, Samuel A. Taylor

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations

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Re: Psycho (1960) - STV Movie Club Discussion

Postby Nick on Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:31 am

Hitchcock= Automatic awesomeness.

:thumbsup: Though the first part of the movie with Janet Leigh is a bit more awesome than the second.
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Re: Psycho (1960) - STV Movie Club Discussion

Postby hmbb on Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:41 am

Awesome. What a thriller should be like. CLASSIC!!!
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Re: Psycho (1960) - STV Movie Club Discussion

Postby zeek on Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:45 am

:thumbsup: One of my favourites of all time!!
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Re: Psycho (1960) - STV Movie Club Discussion

Postby Brookie on Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:21 pm

Hitchcock has always been one of my favorite film-makers. The crazy camera-angles, the plot twists, pushing the boundaries...what's not to love?

I was scared to take a shower for months after watching this movie for the first time. :blush: On the upside, this introduced me to the awesomeness that is bubble baths so... :lol:
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Re: Psycho (1960) - STV Movie Club Discussion

Postby brentoid on Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:51 pm

amazing film... for several reasons.

1 - killing off the biggest name in the film so early... pretty ballsy move when you think about it..

2 - hitchcock vs the censors...there was only gonna be one winner there..

According to the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, the censors in charge of enforcing the Production Code for the MPAA wrangled with Hitchcock because some censors insisted they could see one of Leigh's breasts. Hitchcock held onto the print for several days, left it untouched, and resubmitted it for approval. Astoundingly, each of the censors reversed their positions – those who had previously seen the breast now did not, and those who had not, now did. They passed the film after the director removed one shot that showed the buttocks of Leigh's stand-in.The board was also upset by the racy opening, so Hitchcock said that if they let him keep the shower scene he would reshoot the opening with them on the set. Since they did not show up for the reshoot, the opening stayed.


3 - the scene when he's trying to dispose of the car... so so so tense...

4 - the house on the hill...so spooky

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just outta interest, did anyone here watch the gus van sant remake ? ? what was the point of that?
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Re: Psycho (1960) - STV Movie Club Discussion

Postby fiorire on Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:56 pm

I LOVE THIS MOVIE. It's still so genuinely creepy even now almost 50 years later.
I saw the Gus Van Sant remake! AWFUL, awful movie. I think the rubbish performances and the addition of colour totally ruin the creepy atmosphere that haunts the original.

I love Hitchcock though. My sister bought me this awesome boxset for Christmas about uh, 3 or 4 years ago I can't quite remember and it's so rad haha. He's such a genius with the camera.
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