History Film / Psycho

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* BaitAndSwitchComment: Marion, nervous and paranoid from her encounter with the police officer that morning, pulls into California Charlie's used car lot and starts looking over the vehicles for sale. Then the dealer himself comes up behind her...

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* BaitAndSwitchComment: Marion, nervous and paranoid from her encounter with the police officer that morning, pulls into California Charlie's used car lot and starts looking over the vehicles for sale. Then the dealer himself comes up behind her...
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* LargeHam: Simon Oakland's psychiatrist at the end of the film seems to be one of these in-universe as well as out.

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* LargeHam: Simon Oakland's psychiatrist at Mr. Cassidy and the end of the film seems to be one of these psychiatrist, in-universe as well as out.
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* LargeHam: The psychiatrist at the end.

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* LargeHam: The Simon Oakland's psychiatrist at the end.end of the film seems to be one of these in-universe as well as out.
23rd Mar '17 10:11:56 AM Mdumas43073
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* LargeHam: The psychiatrist at the end.
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* DaylightHorror: Though they all take place at night, the four scariest scenes in the film -- the shower scene, Arbogast's death, the reveal of Norman Bates as the killer, and the final scene where Norman has an extremely creepy interior monologue -- all occur not just in well-lit rooms, but rooms with lights that are actually intense and glaring in the case of the shower and reveal scenes.

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* DaylightHorror: Though they all take place at night, the four scariest scenes in the film -- the film--the shower scene, Arbogast's death, the reveal of Norman Bates as the killer, and the final scene where Norman has an extremely creepy interior monologue -- all monologue--all occur not just in well-lit rooms, but rooms with lights that are actually intense and glaring in the case of the shower and reveal scenes.
23rd Mar '17 8:38:48 AM Mdumas43073
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The story, adapted by Hitchcock and screenwriter Joseph Stefano from Creator/RobertBloch's novel of the same name published the year before, has not one but ''two'' major plot twists; at the time, Hitchcock went to great lengths to keep them secret (including an ad pleading, "Don't give away the ending -- it's the only one we have"), but these days, most people know about both thanks to PopCulturalOsmosis, even if they [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame know nothing else about the film]].

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The story, adapted by Hitchcock and screenwriter Joseph Stefano from Creator/RobertBloch's novel of the same name published the year before, has not one but ''two'' major plot twists; at the time, Hitchcock went to great lengths to keep them secret (including an ad pleading, "Don't give away the ending -- it's ending--it's the only one we have"), but these days, most people know about both thanks to PopCulturalOsmosis, even if they [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame know nothing else about the film]].



* {{Adorkable}}: Initially, at least. Norman is handsome and sweet-natured, but stammering and shy - a little socially awkward. Hitchcock deliberately cast Perkins in the role to create this type of character, saying:

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* {{Adorkable}}: Initially, at least. Norman is handsome and sweet-natured, but stammering and shy - a shy--a little socially awkward. Hitchcock deliberately cast Perkins in the role to create this type of character, saying:
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* POVCam: Briefly but effectively used at several points throughout the film.
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** Marion again, when she's at the car dealership and suddenly sees the same highway patrolman she'd encountered that morning parked across the street, standing outside his cruiser and watching her.
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** When Marion's boss passes on the crosswalk in front of her while she's stopped at a red light while driving out of town with the stolen money, then turns and nods at her before doing a DoubleTake. (She's supposed to have gone home with a pounding headache after leaving work early.)

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** When Marion's boss passes on the crosswalk in front of her while as she's stopped at a red light while driving out of town with the stolen money, leaving town, then turns and nods at her before doing a DoubleTake. (She's supposed to have gone home with a pounding headache after leaving work early.)
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