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Psycho Movie Review Summary

Actors: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, John Gavin, Pat Hitchcock.

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PSYCHO is Hitchcock's most known movie. The genius shower scene is still studied in film schools everywhere. It horrific display of murder, robbery, and a major case of mental illness. The victim made a name for herself in only thirty minutes of the movie. This movie made people not shower and refuse to stop at roadside motels. Anthony Perkins kills without knowing he is doing so. It's brillant.
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Script Analysis of Psycho

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   40% Misc. Plotlets    -   local police have IQ of houseplant Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Kind of mystery?    -   hard boiled/private eye Horror film?    -   Yes Horror Plotlets:    -   mad guy with knife likes to slice

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Slightly see-through clothes Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Kind of violence:    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None

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