Psycho (1960)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Shown: Janet Leigh (as Marion Crane)

Psycho

Friday, March 30 - Sunday, April 1, 2018

DCP projection

“A dark night at the Bates Motel, in the horror movie that transformed the genre by locating the monster inside ourselves. Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece blends a brutal manipulation of audience identification and an incredibly dense, allusive visual style to create the most morally unsettling film ever made. The case for Hitchcock as a modern Conrad rests on this ruthless investigation of the heart of darkness, but the film is uniquely Hitchcockian in its positioning of the godlike mother figure. It’s a deeply serious and deeply disturbing work, but Hitchcock, with his characteristic perversity, insisted on telling interviewers that it was a ‘fun’ picture. With Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, and Janet Leigh.” – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

Screening as part of the Weekend Classics series Uneasy Riders: 60s Hollywood, part of Carnegie Hall’s The ’60s: The Years that Changed America festival.

 

  • Country USA
  • Year 1960
  • Running Time 109 minutes
  • Director Alfred Hitchcock
  • Writer Robert Bloch (novel), Joseph Stefano (screenplay)
  • Editor George Tomasini
  • Cinematographer John L. Russell
  • Cast Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles