• “It’s not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you?” — Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates
More by Alfred Hitchcock (8.13.99 - 4.29.80):
• “The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.”
• "Television has brought back murder into the home where it belongs."
• “Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.”
• Original Psycho trailer above, with Hitchcock pushing the envelope of popular filmmaking in 1960.
• "In his best-selling biography of Alfred Hitchcock, (Donald) Spoto claimed that the celebrated film director of the macabre and the unsettling was a man in the grip of uncontrollable impulses (which) included misogyny, sadistic tendencies, and fantasies of rape; bathroom and various other fetishes about sex and the body; overwhelming guilt, anxiety, and a mother fixation; and phobias toward women, people in general, and the world at large." (lifeprocessprogram.com)
• "Drama is life with the dull bits cut out." — Alfred Hitchcock
• Hitchcock "pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. He framed shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing. His stories often feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside "icy blonde" female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime. Many of the mysteries, however, are used as decoys or "MacGuffins" that serve the film's themes and the psychological examinations of the characters." (wikipedia)