Office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. One Friday Marion is entrusted with $40,000 to take to the bank. Seeing the opportunity to keep the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel Manager Norman Bates oddly seems to be dominated by his mother. A classic tale of horror and one of the most famous scenes in film history. —Cannes Film Festival
Alfred Hitchcock has been the most well-known director to the general public since the 1940s – and he remains so in the 21st century, more than 25 years after his death. His name evokes instant expectations on the part of audiences around the world: of a memorable night of movie-watching highlighted by at least two or three great chills (and a few more good ones), some striking black comedy, and an eccentric characterization or two in virtually every one of the director’s movies across a half-century – and usually laced with a comical cameo appearance by the director himself.
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born into a devoutly Catholic family in London, and his religious upbringing – with its attendant issues of guilt – would have a powerful influence on the psychological underpinnings of his later work. He was trained at a technical school, and initially gravitated to movies through art courses and advertising. He studied the work of other filmmakers, most notably the German expressionists… read more
A kaleidoscopic, wide-ranging compilation of soundtrack music by the unique composer.
Also: Sight & Sound’s Gilbert Adair archive, new restorations from the National Film Preservation Foundation and more.
Also: The NYT Magazine Hollywood Issue. Lists and interviews.
A selection of the great composer’s most interesting music cues, in honor of his centennial.
The Bernard Herrmann centennial is the occasion for a two-week, 22-film retrospective.
The composer best known for his work with Alfred Hitchcock would have been 100 today. Jim Fusilli in the Wall Street Journal: "Bernard Herrmann
Just as All Saints Day follows Halloween, so, too, does Claude Chabrol's quiet and gentle final film follow a raucous batch of scary stuff;
From Douglas Gordon's 24 Hour Psycho (1993), on exhibit inside the Bell Lightbox and viewable from the street.
I cannot remember a time in my life during which I did not believe that Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho was in some fundamental way a perfect fim
Breathless turned 50 just once this year, but Psycho's celebrating its anniversary twice — first with a re-release in the UK back in April
A funny thing happened on the way to the weekend. Tim Blake Nelson's Leaves of Grass, with Ed Norton playing twin brothers — the gag
USA, 109 min.
Regie: Alfred Hitchcock
Drehbuch: Joseph Stefano; nach einem Roman von Robert Bloch
Kamera: read review
When you look up the phrase “Horror Film” in the dictionary .. a picture of Janet Leigh screaming in a shower should appear next to it. Undoubtedly, Psycho is the greatest horror film ever made, bar… read review
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers:Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch
Anthony Perkins… read review