Psycho (1960)
Most recently screened in January 2016
Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Vaughn Taylor, Frank Albertson, Patricia Hitchcock, Mort Mills. Screenplay: Joseph Stefano (based on the novel by Robert Bloch).

Twitter Capsule: A hurt locker both vast and compact. You think there's one bomb waiting to go off, but it's attached to innumerable others.

Second Capsule: The overall leanness and meanness of this movie still astonish after all this time. Perkins! Herrmann! Russell! Tomasini!

Third Capsule: Psycho fans! Just read Manuel Muñoz's What You See in the Dark. Just do it. It isn't long. You'll be so happy. You'll thank me. And Manuel.

VOR:   If not the most influential and rule-breaking commercial movie in U.S. history, then comfortably in the top ten. Sharp at every edge. Suffused with imaginative daring.

Photo © 1960 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Best Supporting Actress: Janet Leigh
Best Cinematography (Black & White): John L. Russell
Best Art Direction (Black & White): Joseph Hurley & Robert Clatworthy; George Milo

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Janet Leigh

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