Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho (Google eBook)
Now a major motion picture! The gripping behind-the-scenes look inside the classic suspense shocker—and the creative genius who revolutionized filmmaking.
First released in June 1960, Psycho altered the landscape of horror films forever. But just as compelling as the movie itself is the story behind it, which has been adapted as a movie starring Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Reville, and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh. Stephen Rebello brings to life the creation of one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, from the story of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to Hitchcock’s groundbreaking achievements in cinematography, sound, editing, and promotion. Packed with captivating insights from the film’s stars, writers, and crewmembers, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho is a riveting and definitive history of a signature Hitchcock cinematic masterpiece.
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Review: Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of PsychoUser Review - Ea Solinas - Goodreads
The screaming blonde in the shower, the creepy hotel, the guy who keeps his mummified mom in the old family home... everybody knows about "Psycho," if only by cultural osmosis. But probably not as ... Read full review
Review: Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of PsychoUser Review - Andy - Goodreads
Good, but I wish it had delved a bit deeper. Some important writers and commentators cite the film as responsible for closing the door on film noir, but this wasn't addressed at all. Still enjoyable and informative. Read full review
Chapter 6 Preproduction
Postproduction Retakes Quibbles and Indecision
Publicity The Careand Handling of Psycho
The Films of Alfred Hitchcock