Psycho Film Report

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Title: Psycho Dates: Psycho was released September 8, 1960 in the United States. Genre: Psycho is a slasher, thriller, and horror film. Director: Psycho is directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and it is based off of a book written by Robert Bloch which loosely inspired by the crimes of Wisconsin murderer and grave robber Ed Gein. Hitchcock established many methods in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. He has directed more than fifty films. Among his popular titles are The 39 Steps (1935), The Lady Vanishes (1938), Notorious (1946), Vertigo (1958), and Psycho (1960). Actors: Anthony Perkins acts as Norman Bates, the mentally unstable antagonistic murderer who forms a second personality in the form of his diseased mother. Anthony Perkins who often charmed people with adorable awkwardness was forever marked for playing the murderer in Psycho. His other films include The Trial (1962), Fear Strikes Out (1957), Tall Story (1960), The Matchmaker (1958), Pretty Poison (1968), and The Black Hole (1979). Janet Leigh acts as Marion Crane, a secretary who runs off with stolen money only to have her endeavors squandered by a cross-dressing murderer. Leigh is most known for her dramatic roles, and other films she acted in are Act of Violence (1948), Little Women (1949), Holiday Affair (1949), Angels in the Outfield (1951), Scaramouche (1952), and The Naked Spur (1953). Vera Miles acts as Lila Crane, Marion’s concerned sister. Miles often worked closely with Hitchcock, and other films she was in include The Wrong Man (1956), The Searchers (1956), Follow Me Boys! (1966), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). John Gavin acts as Sam Loomis, Marion’s boyfriend who did not want to marry Marion because he did not have any money. The former Ambassador to Mexico has acted in A Time to Love and A Time To Die (1958), Imitation of Life (1959), Spartacus (1960), and

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