He actually said that he wanted to do an anti-Tarantino, an anti-Pulp Fiction of sorts.Think he did just that. The Austrian-German version is a tad more cold. This is way more spooky because it's with "people" we "know". Great casting and the best shot-by-shot remake/re-hash I've seen. Van Sant's Psycho shot-by-shot wasn't actually this incisive; he did take a few liberties (the use of colour photography for one).