Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon – Psycho (1960) – Alex Raphael

There’s a very fine Blogathon being hosted by Zoe and Rob of every Hitchcock film. Starting from his early black and white, silent films to his more modern masterpieces. I just had to get involved. Always interested to hear your thoughts too.

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Here’s Alex from Alex Raphael for a review of probably Hitchcock’s most famous movie, Psycho for our Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon.

Thanks Alex for this great review!

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When you are discussing Psycho, you are not merely reviewing a film but a phenomenon. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece continues to shock, amaze and enthrall audiences over 50 years since it was released amidst a wave of notorious publicity. It is not just a horror film, able to terrify audiences without the use of the supernatural or special effects. It is not just a story about a man’s disturbing relationship with his mother, with an underlying social commentary on voyeurism. Or even a film taking the groundbreaking view of killing off its leading character halfway through the film. Quite simply, it is all this and more.

Based on the Robert Bloch novel published the previous year, Psycho tells of a young woman, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the…

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Line(s) of the Day #Psycho

PsychoUh-uh, mother-m-mother, uh, what is the phrase? She isn’t quite herself today.

Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) in the film Psycho (1960)