Friday, 6 July 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 190: Wed Jul 18

Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960): Regent Street Cinema, 9pm

This 35mm screening is part of the 'Hitchcock Week' season at Regent Street Cinema to coincide with the 60th anniversary re-release of Vertigo on July 13th. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
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

Here (and above) are the memorable opening credits.

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