Alex Film Society Screens Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
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The last date listed for Alfred Hitchock's Psycho was Saturday February 13, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Featuring Lana Turner and John Garfield as a pair of murderous lovers, director Tay Garnett's 1946… More
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That the movie was perfect is a given - it's a masterpiece and the brilliance of Hitchcock's moviemaking can't be overstated. Seeing it in an intimate and historic theatre like the Alex was a definite treat. The only drawback was some obnoxious...continued
Alfred Hitchcock used his television crew, shot in black and white on a tight schedule and produced one of the most terrifying films in Hollywood history. Anthony Perkins defined the loony Norman Bates whose devotion to his dead mother has murderous intent. Janet Leigh and a photo double endured hundreds of camera setups to produce the shower scene that is still taught in editing master classes. The murderous set pieces are so well done that audiences still jump with fright even when they know what is coming. Robert Bloch penned the original novel and Bernard Herrmann’s score adds punch at just the right moments.
Event running time is approximately 2 hours.