History Film / Psycho

3rd Nov '16 1:16:23 PM JakesBrain
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18th Oct '16 11:27:59 AM Mdumas43073
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Marion takes her fatal shower more or less immediately after deciding to go back to Phoenix, return the money, and face the music.

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Marion takes her fatal shower more or less immediately after deciding to go back to Phoenix, return what's left of the money, and face the music.
18th Oct '16 11:14:50 AM Mdumas43073
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11th Oct '16 10:07:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* MultiGenderedSplitPersonalities: In the [[ItWasHisSled famous]] twist ending it turns out that Norman Bates' mother is long since dead, but Norman has a split personality who he thinks of as his mother.

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* MultiGenderedSplitPersonalities: In the [[ItWasHisSled famous]] twist ending it turns out that Norman Bates' mother is long since dead, but Norman has a split personality who he thinks of as his mother. Even more creepily, we actually hear Norman talk in her voice near the end of the film.
11th Oct '16 4:40:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* MultiGenderedSplitPersonalities: In the [[ItWasHisSled famous]] twist ending it turns out that Norman Bates' mother is long since dead, but Norman has a split personality who he thinks of as his mother.
16th Sep '16 8:31:51 PM Angeldeb82
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It has two big famous 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 through PopculturalOsmosis [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame even if they know nothing else about the film]].

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It has two big famous 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 through PopculturalOsmosis PopCulturalOsmosis [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame even if they know nothing else about the film]].



And in 2013 a TV series, also titled ''Series/BatesMotel'' and a [[{{Prequel}} prequel]] (albeit set in the modern day) debuted on the A&E Network.

The shower scene is now part of movie culture and the music used, along with the film itself, is used in many scholarly courses as prime examples of their chosen subject. It's also TropeNamer for PsychoStrings and PsychoShowerMurderParody.

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And in 2013 a TV series, also titled ''Series/BatesMotel'' and a [[{{Prequel}} prequel]] {{prequel}} (albeit set in the modern day) debuted on the A&E Network.

The shower scene is now part of movie culture and the music used, along with the film itself, is used in many scholarly courses as prime examples of their chosen subject. It's also TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} for PsychoStrings and PsychoShowerMurderParody.



* AntiHero: Marion steals $40,000, [[KickTheSonOfABitch but the man she steals from isn't the nicest fellow.]] Norman in ''II'' (ClassicalAntiHero) as he has to deal with a couple of rabble rousers trying to {{Gaslight|ing}} him back into a mental hospital, to say nothing of the copycat killer that waited until the right moment--his release--to strike, though he does want to perform a HeelFaceTurn, he lacks the strength of an IdealHero to do so. In ''IV'' Norman is a mix between ClassicalAntiHero and [[UnscrupulousHero Vicious Anti-Hero]]) as he has worse problems than a mommy complex to deal with--namely, fears that his coming [[AdultFear firstborn could inherit his chronic insanity]], [[spoiler:and his eventual incineration of the house that had given him such bad memories they eroded his sanity BIG TIME]].

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* AntiHero: Marion steals $40,000, [[KickTheSonOfABitch but the man she steals from isn't the nicest fellow.]] fellow]]. Norman in ''II'' (ClassicalAntiHero) as he has to deal with a couple of rabble rousers trying to {{Gaslight|ing}} him back into a mental hospital, to say nothing of the copycat killer that waited until the right moment--his release--to strike, though he does want to perform a HeelFaceTurn, he lacks the strength of an IdealHero to do so. In ''IV'' Norman is a mix between ClassicalAntiHero and [[UnscrupulousHero Vicious Anti-Hero]]) as he has worse problems than a mommy complex to deal with--namely, fears that his coming [[AdultFear firstborn could inherit his chronic insanity]], [[spoiler:and his eventual incineration of the house that had given him such bad memories they eroded his sanity BIG TIME]].



* ClassicalAntiHero: Norman in ''Psycho II''. While he does sincerely want to preform a HeelFaceTurn and has good intentions in general, his mental problems (combined with [[spoiler: enemies who want to [[GasLighting gaslight]] him and a [[JackTheRipoff copycat killer]]]]) prevent him from succeeding.

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* ClassicalAntiHero: Norman in ''Psycho II''. While he does sincerely want to preform a HeelFaceTurn and has good intentions in general, his mental problems (combined with [[spoiler: enemies who want to [[GasLighting gaslight]] {{gas|Lighting}}light him and a [[JackTheRipoff copycat killer]]]]) prevent him from succeeding.



* CreepyCrossdresser: Probably TropeCodifier.



* DiscOneFinalBoss: Think [[PrivateDetective Arbogast]] will be the one to crack the case and expose Norman and his mother? [[spoiler: ''wrong''.]]

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: Think [[PrivateDetective Arbogast]] will be the one to crack the case and expose Norman and his mother? [[spoiler: ''wrong''.]]''Wrong.'']]



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Norman staring at Marion through the peephole. ''Something'' is causing his body to shake. We also see Norman go in to stare at the dead Marion, then later see him leave the room and wipe his hand on his shirt. [[ADateWithRosiePalms Yeah]].

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Norman staring at Marion through the peephole. ''Something'' is causing his body to shake. We also see Norman go in to stare at the dead Marion, then later see him leave the room and wipe his hand on his shirt. [[ADateWithRosiePalms Yeah]].Yeah.]]



* PsychoStrings: TropeNamer, along with PsychoShowerMurderParody.

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* PsychoStrings: TropeNamer, {{Trope Namer|s}}, along with PsychoShowerMurderParody.



* ToplessnessFromTheBack: [[ShowerScene Guess]].

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* ToplessnessFromTheBack: [[ShowerScene Guess]].Guess.]]



* VillainousCrossdresser: Probably TropeCodifier.
6th Sep '16 10:44:30 PM Mdumas43073
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* ClassicalAntiHero: Norman in the Second Film. While he does want to preform a HeelFaceTurn and has good intentions in general, his mental problems, [[spoiler: enemies who want to Gaslight him]] and a [[JackTheRipoff Copycat Killer]] prevent him from succeeding.

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* ClassicalAntiHero: Norman in the Second Film. ''Psycho II''. While he does sincerely want to preform a HeelFaceTurn and has good intentions in general, his mental problems, problems (combined with [[spoiler: enemies who want to Gaslight him]] [[GasLighting gaslight]] him and a [[JackTheRipoff Copycat Killer]] copycat killer]]]]) prevent him from succeeding.
14th Aug '16 10:40:18 AM FordPrefect
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* AntiHero: Marion steals $40,000, [[KickTheSonOfABitch but the man she steals from isn't the nicest fellow.]] Norman in ''II'' (ClassicalAntiHero) as he has to deal with a couple of rabble rousers trying to {{Gaslight|ing}} him back into a mental hospital, to say nothing of the copycat killer that waited until the right moment--his release--to strike, though he does want to preform a HeelFaceTurn, he lacks the strength of an IdealHero to do so. In ''IV'' Norman is a mix between ClassicalAntiHero and [[UnscrupulousHero Vicious Anti-Hero]]) as he has worse problems than a mommy complex to deal with--namely, fears that his coming [[AdultFear firstborn could inherit his chronic insanity]], [[spoiler:and his eventual incineration of the house that had given him such bad memories they eroded at his sanity BIG TIME]].

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* AntiHero: Marion steals $40,000, [[KickTheSonOfABitch but the man she steals from isn't the nicest fellow.]] Norman in ''II'' (ClassicalAntiHero) as he has to deal with a couple of rabble rousers trying to {{Gaslight|ing}} him back into a mental hospital, to say nothing of the copycat killer that waited until the right moment--his release--to strike, though he does want to preform perform a HeelFaceTurn, he lacks the strength of an IdealHero to do so. In ''IV'' Norman is a mix between ClassicalAntiHero and [[UnscrupulousHero Vicious Anti-Hero]]) as he has worse problems than a mommy complex to deal with--namely, fears that his coming [[AdultFear firstborn could inherit his chronic insanity]], [[spoiler:and his eventual incineration of the house that had given him such bad memories they eroded at his sanity BIG TIME]].
16th Jun '16 7:17:38 AM ACW
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* TheFilmOfTheBook: Robert Bloch's novel was published in 1959, and Hitchcock's film sticks very close to the novel's plot. Other than the AdaptationalAttractiveness (see above), the only main difference in the novel is that the conversation between Marion ("Mary" in the book) and Norman actually takes place in the house.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: Robert Bloch's Creator/RobertBloch's novel was published in 1959, and Hitchcock's film sticks very close to the novel's plot. Other than the AdaptationalAttractiveness (see above), the only main difference in the novel is that the conversation between Marion ("Mary" in the book) and Norman actually takes place in the house.
14th May '16 9:25:24 PM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Norman:''' A boy's best friend is his mother.
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