Essentials: Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock was looking to make a smaller picture after several larger films (Vertigo in 1958, North by Northwest in 1959), but he probably never suspected that his small-scale horror film would become one of the most iconic movies of all time. Starring Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates and Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, Hitchcock... Continue Reading →

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Essentials: Vertigo

Upon release, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) was deemed a commercial and critical failure. It was not as dramatic as Rear Window (1954) nor as surrealist as Spellbound (1945). It took years before it achieved its status as a masterpiece, but is now considered Hitchcock's greatest work and one of the best films ever made. After... Continue Reading →

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