Psycho (TEFC)

United States, 1960

Film
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Hitchcock’s macabre masterpiece broke all of the existing rules for horror films and filmmakers, set the standard for a generation of new ones and kept uncounted masses wary of entering showers. It remains a benchmark for the technique of audience manipulation. Undoubtedly Hitchcock’s most calculated work, he was ably supported by the extraordinary leading performances of Anthony Perkins as the psychotic motel owner and Janet Leigh as the hapless thief, reinforced by Bernard Herman’s evocatively dissonant musical score. Based on the novel by Robert Bloch.

Credits

production company

Shamley Productions

Paramount Pictures

producer/director

Alfred Hitchcock

Duration

01:48:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1960

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015551

Language

English

Subject categories

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Murder

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Mothers and sons

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Horror

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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