#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam’s California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother.
Plot: When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.
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Amazingly, this is my first ever viewing, not sure why I waited so long, but finally got around to it. Great movie in every way from the performance by Anthony Perkins to the atmosphere, enjoyed every bit of this even though I basically knew the entire plot at this point since all iconic scenes and lines have been repeated over the years. Not sure this is my *favorite* Hitchcock movie as I still prefer Rear Window, but obvious why it has held up 60 years later. **4.5/5**
_Final rating:★★★½ – I really liked it. Would strongly recommend you give it your time._
The Perkins Factor
No matter how many times one sits through this Hitchcock classic, Anthony Perkins always manages to surprise you. It is a sensational performance – for which he didn’t even get an Oscar nomination – I have no way of knowing how much preparation he dedicated to the creation of Norman Bates, maybe no more than usual, but the details of his performance are astonishing. Never a false move and if you follow the film looking into his eyes, you’ll be amazed as I was. The madness and the tenderness, the danger and the cravings. A mamma’s boy with hellish implications and yet we see, we feel connected to the human being, we are not horrified by him but of his circumstances. In short, we kind of understand him. That alone puts him miles and miles away from other cinematic monsters. From Richard Attenborough as the real life Christie in “10 Rillington Place” to the hideous, unredeemable Christian Bale in “American Psycho”. Here Hitchcock and Herrman create an universe that Anthony Perkins inhabits with the same kind of electricity, nerve and shyness that Norman Bates projects throughout the film. Janet Leigh falls for it if not him. She, like us, sees the boy trying to escape his dutiful son’s trap. He is in my list of the 10 most riveting characters ever to be captured on film.
A classic essential cinema!
“Psycho” is the most astounding, daring, and successful scary film ever made… Hitchcock uses pure cinema to arouse audience emotions…
For the first forty minutes he cautiously builds up sympathy and audience identification with a troubled fugitive, a young estate secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) who wants to marry Sam Loomis (John Gavin) but neither can afford it… Entrusted, by a wealthy customer, with $40,000 to put in a safe deposit box in a bank, she succumbs to temptation and steals the money in order to start a new life with her lover… So the motive is love!
We begin to feel the tension when she’s spotted leaving Phoenix, Arizona by her boss who thinks she remains in bed with a headache… Then, when she pulls off the highway to take a nap and is awaken by a suspicious patrolman in disturbing dark glasses who trails her… Hitchcock’s trademark paranoia about the police is here at his best…
Frightened and tired by a violent rainstorm, she stops at Bates Motel and has a small talk with a twitchy cordial motel keeper Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins-in an outstanding performance), an attractive shy young man who seems uneasy around her and can’t even bring himself to pronounce the world bathroom…
The movie turns dark and claustrophobic when she overheard the voice of Norman’s mother speaking sharply with her son, and after she learns Norman’s strong devotion to his irritable mother…
Alone in the room, she strips to shower Safe and relaxing, the hot air rises as the water cascades over her Suddenly she turns at a sound, her eyes dilate with horror and her repeated screams rend the air as a hand from nowhere holding a long knife plunges it repeatedly into her body Her blood, mingling with the water, flushes down the drain in one of the most terrifying images of modern cinema
No one who saw the film will forget the shock effect of that scene… Not only because of its terrifying realism, with the blood gushing and swirling on the shower floor; but also because Leigh was a sympathetic and star figure Although she had stolen, we felt involved with her (as we were involved with Marnie); we wanted her to get away; and here, with two-thirds of the film still to got we watched helplessly as the life and the beauty and the hopes were butchered out of her
The movie is only off one third when Hitchcock’s spiral close-up of her unmoving eyeball reveals the nightmare… But the movie does really begin after her murder because once she is killed, we never stop thinking about her…
With Marion Crane gone, our attention is shift to the sensitive Norman with a passion for birds and mother… They are very close and he guards her jealousy…
As three people began to investigate, our sympathies were subtly maneuvered to the good-looking young man who, it seemed, must try to protect a homicidal mother We see him distraught, cleaning up and disposing of Marion’s car, with her body and cash, into a swamp…
We have no reason to think that he himself have done the dirty work… So could his crippled old mother be the vicious murderer? Or do we have some other reason to suspect that Norman’s abusive mother does not exist? We heard the old woman talking constantly to him and we see Norman carrying her to the cellar… Or is it another Hitchcock’s trick? But the knife comes out again striking and killing… The high angle shot shows perfectly her mad menacing rush from her bedroom…
Hitchcock’s version is definitive, a terrifying insinuating thriller with only two sudden and vicious murders… A classic essential cinema with his rich, vivid and effective imagery in the use of light and shadow; his voyeurism when Perkins spies on Leigh in a black bra (The first time he shows a lady disrobed); his ‘metaphysical vertigo’ in the overhead shot as Norman drags his mother down to the cellar…
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (cut) (Germany)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Writer Joseph Stefano (screenplay by), Robert Bloch (based on the novel by)
Actors Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Janet Leigh
Awards Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations.
Production Company Paramount
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System), Dolby Digital, DTS (DTS: X)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Mitchell BNC, Bausch & Lomb Baltar Lenses
Laboratory Pathé Laboratory, USA (processing), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,972.1 m (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman Double-X 5222, Tri-X 5233)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm