Meet Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ in gothic mansion : Review
Psycho is Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous film . And the film’s most famous scene is the dramatic shower scene .
It is iconic and perhaps the most discussed scene in cinematic history , no wonder it has penetrated deep into popular culture .
But I thought the most dramatic and memorable scene is towards the end when Lila walks up to the ghostly , gothic and victorian mansion to meet Norman’s mysterious mother .
Here Hitchcock skills are in full display .
The camera captures with perfection all the atmosphere of suspense , drama and horror.
The camera behaves like the gaze of a gripped viewer with a pounding heart . And we know why Hitchcock will always be considered a pioneer and the original master of suspense , crime and horror cinema .
This gripping 1960 classic is deliberately shot in black and white to enhance the atmosphere .
Psycho is the best example of a split personality . Norman Bates(Anthony Perkins) a psychopathic killer looks so harmless but is actually so deceptive , complicated and ruthless .
Along with blood and horror the depiction of sexuality and naked scenes was also unusual for its times .
But Psycho will be remembered as perhaps the best film of its genre .