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 Psycho 1960 The Film That Started It All
Psycho 1960 The Film That Started It All
But Paramount unhappy the film was to be lowbrow and filmed in drab black and white, laid claim to having no studio space available.
Hitchcock decided if Paramount would release the film he would pay for the film to be made at Revue-Universal Studios, where he was currently filming his TV Series.
www.geocities.com /nfb_418/psycho.html   (596 words)

  
 Review: Psycho (1960)
In order to keep this crucial aspect of the film secret and intact when Psycho opened in 1960, there were no advance screenings and no one was admitted to a showing after the feature had started.
Psycho may not represent the master director's pinnacle, but it is the motion picture for which he is best known, and its legacy is inarguably one of the most far reaching of any film to come out of a Hollywood studio.
When it was initially released in 1960, it was a huge box office hit (there are stories of 3-mile long lines at drive-in entrances), and its popularity has not waned over the last four decades.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/p/psycho.html   (1344 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Film Reviews Psycho (1960)
This must be one of the best and most chilling films ever made.
This fantastic film rightly deserves its status as a classic, and if you haven't yet seen it, I would recommend it unequivocably
Submit your own or return to film page.
film.guardian.co.uk /Reader_Review/0,4163,-34630,00.html   (199 words)

  
 Psycho (1960)
When the film was originally aired in theaters in mid-1960, Hitchcock insisted in a publicity gimmick (a la P.T. Barnum) that no one would be seated after the film had started - the decree was enforced by uniformed Pinkerton guards.
In this film, Hitchcock's gimmicky device, termed a MacGuffin (the thing or device that motivates the characters, or propels the plot and action), is the stolen $40,000 from the realtor's office.
The film's screenplay by Joseph Stefano was adapted from a novel of the same name by author Robert Bloch.
www.filmsite.org /psyc.html   (3229 words)

  
 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Psycho (1960)
Back to the Film Reviews for the 1960s.
During the film's initial release, Hitchcock made sure that all the theaters received strict instructions not to let anyone in after the film started rolling.
Hitchcock's legendary horror film is unfortunately a lot less potent if you know the secret of Norman Bates.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/psycho.1960.shtml   (162 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Slasher Films: An International Filmography, 1960 Through 2001: Books
The slasher film genre got its start in the early 1960s when acclaimed filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Michael Powell made provocative mainstream film such as Psycho and Peeping Tom, but it is most associated with the late 1970s and the releases of Halloween and Friday the 13th.
The prototype slasher film is defined as one that combines: an introductory murder or predictive event; a setting that does not inspire terror; visualized killings; a human or humanlike killer; systematic, thematic killing; and an unhappy or unresolved ending.
After a brief overview of slasher film history and conventions, the majority of the book consists of long, boring plot synopses (spoilers and twist endings included) followed by one or two lines of lame "production notes" and the author's overall opinion of the film's worth.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0786414626?v=glance   (1177 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Psycho
Released in 1960, the film was directed by...
Psycho, motion picture about a deranged innkeeper and his mother, based on a novel by Robert Bloch.
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ca.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761598071/Psycho.html   (75 words)

  
 The FreshSite: Film: Reviews: Psycho (1960)
It's easy to forget the impact this film made on an entire genre (depicting knife-stabbing psychotic young men), and it's also easy to overlook how fundamentally different this was to anything
Even though mainly having been a prank from the master of suspense's point of view, Psycho is the quintessential horror movie.
His previous movies had been thrillers, but Psycho re-juvinated a genre that had been limited to b-movie material and recurring performances from fading performers.
www.arnadal.no /film/Movies/psycho.htm   (134 words)

  
 'The Aviator' flies in the face of hypocrisy about film sex
Studios started ignoring the code even before then, Doherty says, exemplified by the sex and violence in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film "Psycho." Another crucible is "Deep Throat," the 1972 porn film that showed the general public would pay money to see sex on a movie screen.
Not only were these films hits at the box office, they were acclaimed by critics and by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which gave the X-rated "Midnight Cowboy" its Best Picture honor in 1970.
The standard answer from studios and industry bigwigs: The ratings system lets audiences know how explicit a film is; if an audience flocks to see a movie with sex and violence, that's their right.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/02/27/ING40BFBB035.DTL   (1125 words)

  
 ..::The Psycho Movies.com::..
This site is meant to provide the definitive history of the Psycho film series and not infringe on any trademark, nor is the site filled with gossip or rumours circulating any untruth statements made by either the press or the public.
The opinions expressed by the web master, the fans and the actors or crew members interviewed are not necessarily those of Universal Pictures or any other copyright holder of the Psycho films.
Murder, She Wrote © 1984-1996 Universal City Studios Inc.
www.thepsychomovies.com /copyright.html   (257 words)

  
 Psycho (1960) Movie - Film Movie Locations
Psycho (1960), 1960, Alfred Hitchcock Film Movie Locations movie
The Best of Hitchcock - Volume 1 (Psycho, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Topaz, Rope, Shadow of a Doubt, Family Plot, Alfred Hitchcock Presents #1) (2001)
Essential Hitchcock (Rear Window, The Birds, Psycho) (2001)
www.famouslocations.com /movies/psycho1960.php   (257 words)

  
 Psycho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psycho was the first film to introduce a single main character and then kill her halfway into the film - a rather shocking turn of events in 1960, with no apparent indication of where the story might go afterwards.
Psycho is often seen as a turning point in film history, representing the shift from Classical to the more experimental "Post-Classical" film.
Psycho was the first film to show a toilet being flushed onscreen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psycho   (257 words)

  
 MovieMaker Magazine Issue #8 Psycho Analysis
Andrew Sarris, film critic for the Village Voice and flag bearer of the auteur theory in the United States, was an early and vociferous champion of Psycho.
Psycho may not scare us the way it scared audiences in 1960, but it remains frightening.
While their work smells suspiciously of academic publish-o-mania (a trait endemic to film theory in general) there are some notable additions to a critical understanding of Hitchcock's work in particular and film theory in general.
www.moviemaker.com /issues/08/psycho2.html   (257 words)

  
 Review: Psycho (1960)
In order to keep this crucial aspect of the film secret and intact when Psycho opened in 1960, there were no advance screenings and no one was admitted to a showing after the feature had started.
Psycho may not represent the master director's pinnacle, but it is the motion picture for which he is best known, and its legacy is inarguably one of the most far reaching of any film to come out of a Hollywood studio.
Psycho is a brilliant excursion into fear that pushes many of our primal buttons, but it lacks the story and character complexity of Vertigo and Rear Window.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/p/psycho.html   (257 words)

  
 BBC News FILM Psycho 'most thrilling film ever'
The 1960 black and white film beat Jaws and The Exorcist, which came second and third in the top 100 compiled by the American Film Institute.
Actress Janet Leigh, who played Norman Bates' victim in Psycho's infamous shower scene, said the film "scared the hell" out of her when she first saw the finished version.
Alfred Hitchcock's classic slasher movie Psycho has been voted most thrilling film of all time by Hollywood directors, actors, studio executives and critics.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/1386269.stm   (257 words)

  
 ED GEIN: WISCONSIN'S "PSYCHO"
This dark creature of children's imaginations was immortalized first in 1960 by director Alfred Hitchcock in his film,
This disturbing film is considered a horror classic and portrays an entire family of lunatics and cannibals who delight in wearing human skin and creating bizarre adornments from the bodies of their victims.
However, the film had been inspired by a book of the same name by Wisconsin author Robert Bloch, who had fashioned the "bare bones" of the story from the Ed Gein case.
www.prairieghosts.com /ed_gein.html   (257 words)

  
 Psycho (1960)
When the film was originally aired in theaters in mid-1960, Hitchcock insisted in a publicity gimmick (a la P.T. Barnum) that no one would be seated after the film had started - the decree was enforced by uniformed Pinkerton guards.
In this film, Hitchcock's gimmicky device, termed a MacGuffin (the thing or device that motivates the characters, or propels the plot and action), is the stolen $40,000 from the realtor's office.
The film's screenplay by Joseph Stefano was adapted from a novel of the same name by author Robert Bloch.
www.filmsite.org /psyc.html   (257 words)

  
 BBC NEWS Entertainment Psycho stabbing 'best film death'
Janet Leigh's shower scene stabbing in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller Psycho has been named the best death in screen history by Total Film magazine.
Other films featured include Bonnie and Clyde, Gladiator and The Godfather.
"But nearly 45 years on Psycho's shower scene is still distressing."
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/3732949.stm   (257 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Psycho : Behind the Scenes of the Classic Thriller: Explore similar items
Opening to mixed reviews in 1960, Psycho's sleazy storyline so spooked Paramount Pictures that Hitchcock was forced to finance it himself.
A Long Hard Look at Psycho (BFI Film Classics (Paperback))
Leigh is perhaps best remembered for her role as Marion Crane, who is stabbed to death in the shower sequence of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/ASIN/051770112X/lynnshomepage   (257 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - 'Peeping Tom' and 'Psycho': Reinventing The Horror Film
Peeping Tom and Psycho were both released in 1960, filmed by British directors and, unlike the vast majority of horror films before them, focused mainly on the 'monster' (or 'anti-heroes') of their stories.
Peeping Tom was released early in 1960, prior to the more popular Psycho which was released later that year.
The film is special for many reasons, from the meticulously planned camerawork (director Hitchcock is well known for his storyboards) and surprising plot, its graphic violence (the detective was stabbed at the head of a staircase and staggered down it backwards before collapsing) and gimmicky marketing.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A407729   (2601 words)

  
 Psycho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psycho was the first film to introduce a single main character and then kill her halfway into the film - a rather shocking turn of events in 1960, with no apparent indication of how the story might progress after her death.
Psycho is widely considered to be the first film in the slasher movie genre.
Psycho was the first film to show a toilet being flushed onscreen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psycho   (3746 words)

  
 Halloween (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Telling the story of an unstoppable psycho-killer wearing a white-painted William Shatner mask (from the film The Devil's Rain), Halloween is generally considered the first of a long line of modern-day "slasher" movies descending from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960).
Halloween - the holiday that the film is named after, and the day on which the events of the films take place.
The name of the city where the film takes place, Haddonfield, Illinois, is taken from screenwriter Debra Hill's hometown, Haddonfield, New Jersey.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Halloween_(movie)   (562 words)

  
 Screams of Terror
            In the first slasher film, Psycho (1960) the concept of a Final Girl was not fully developed yet.
In the slasher film, going back to the first one-Psycho- there is always one girl to survive the film.
Another influential slasher film, Halloween (1978), follows the killer Michael Myers; a mask wearing, indestructible male referred to as the “boogeyman.”  Michael first murdered when he was six-years old right after his sister had sex with her boyfriend.
www.screams-of-terror.com /teenie.asp   (4078 words)

  
 Film Quarterly: Suzhou River. . - Review - movie review
Suzhou River is not a remake, like Psycho (1998) for Psycho (1960) or Point of No Return and Black Cat for La Femme Nikita or even The Magnificent Seven for Seven Samurai--it revitalizes its "source," riffs on it, makes it new.
In Suzhou River, on the other hand, there are two interrelated pairs, and the psychologies cross gender lines: both Moudan and the narrator are in love; both Meimei and Mardar are obsessed.
Wong Kar-Wai's film emphasizes the relativism of our lives and love stories, and is told, as it were, from within, but an omniscient narrator tells it from within, or at least an omniscient filmmaker, so to speak, who moves freely between the different narrator-characters' interiorities.
www.findarticles.com /cf_dls/m1070/2_55/83477541/p1/article.jhtml   (4078 words)

  
 PSYCHO III
For a number of reasons, audiences and critics were puzzled and underwhelmed by the results, but in retrospect, Psycho III is by far the most audacious and striking follow up to the classic 1960 film.
To reveal more of the plot would be unthinkable, but Psycho III offers a number of startling twists and turns which remain consistent with the Norman Bates persona established in the prior films while introducing a number of intriguing, damaged new characters.
Following the surprise box office and critical success of Psycho II, a film no one thought could be done, Universal set the wheels in motion for a third installment.
www.mondo-digital.com /psycho3.html   (748 words)

  
 Review: Psycho (1960)
In order to keep this crucial aspect of the film secret and intact when Psycho opened in 1960, there were no advance screenings and no one was admitted to a showing after the feature had started.
Psycho may not represent the master director's pinnacle, but it is the motion picture for which he is best known, and its legacy is inarguably one of the most far reaching of any film to come out of a Hollywood studio.
Psycho is a brilliant excursion into fear that pushes many of our primal buttons, but it lacks the story and character complexity of Vertigo and Rear Window.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/p/psycho.html   (1344 words)

  
 Psycho Adfunk Internet Solutions Article
Allwatchers Psycho Spotlight - http://www.allwatchers.com/Info.asp?ObjectID=3596 Very detailed analysis of the film, and a list of films similar to this one.
Psycho Script - http://www.paradiselost.org/psycho.html A complete transcript of the film.
Psycho Trivia - http://psychotrivia.tripod.com Online trivia game devoted to the film.
www.geocities.com /chemicalcom/Psycho.htm   (1344 words)

  
 Psycho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psycho was the first film to introduce a single main character and then kill her halfway into the film - a rather shocking turn of events in 1960, with no apparent indication of how the story might progress after her death.
Psycho is widely considered to be the first film in the slasher movie genre.
Psycho was the first film to show a toilet being flushed onscreen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psycho   (3695 words)

  
 AMCTV.com - Alfred Hitchcock biography
Hitchcock's films, from Rear Window (1954) and North By Northwest (1959) to Psycho (1960) and the recently restored Vertigo (1958), form a body of work which is a rare treasure: not only worth watching for their craftsmanship, but as eminently watchable films.
He made a string of well-regarded films in the 40's, including Rebecca (1940), Suspicion (1941), Lifeboat (1944), Spellbound (1945) and Notorious (1946), but it is the period between 1950-1960 for which he is most revered.
In his very first sound film, 1929's film Blackmail, Hitchcock uses the sound to advance the story--emphasizing a young woman's anxiety by gradually distorting all but one word-"knife"-of a neighbor's dialogue in the morning after the killing.
www.amctv.com /article?CID=1328-1--0-4-EST   (354 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Village Of The Damned [1995]: DVD
The premise of the film is good - psycho kids with white hair out to take over the world, but the whole film relies upon that - there's little development, and no attempt to add to the atmosphere.
This movie which holds it own is a remake of the 1960 film classic which in turn was based on the book “The Midwich Cuckoos” ISBN: 0899683878.
The original 1960 version of Village of the Damned is regarded as a classic of science fiction and horror, and it remains one of the creepiest movies of its kind.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004WZYJ   (842 words)

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