Saturday, October 23, 2010

Psycho (1960)

Starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and John Gavin

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Release Date: June 16, 1960

A window into a man's soul and a frightening glimpse of madness: truly Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is a masterpiece of not only horror, but film-making itself. Nothing more needs to be said, it is a champion of superb film making, acting, and visual storytelling. If I were to elaborate further, it would give away the chilling story of Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) and her encouter at the myserious Bates Motel run by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).

.....And yes, Gus Van Sant's shot-for-shot 1998 remake starring Anne Heche and Vince Vaughn as Marion and Norman can suck it. Hard. You don't steal from the original source, you try to make the remake its own story. That is why Gus Van Sant was an idiot and Alfred Hitchcock is still proclaimed a visionary.

Rating: * * * * * of 5

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