Browning Cinema

Psycho (1960)

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Psycho (1960) Summer Film School
Summer Film School Series
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
With Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
Rated R, 109 minutes, Blu-Ray

Summer Film School continues with a roadside stop to discuss Editing. A secretary (Janet Leigh, mother to scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis) just stole $40,000 from her boss. A first-time crook, she's nervous and on the lam as the famous violins in Bernard Herrmann's score chase after her. Her respite finally comes at a small roadside inn run by soft-spoken motelier Norman Bates, who has a quirky fascination with taxidermy and an even quirkier relationship with his mother.

Easily Alfred Hitchcock's most successful film at the box office, Psycho also garnered critical acclaim (in America, at least) upon its release with four Oscar nominations, including a Best Director nod for Hitchcock.

Those enrolled in Summer Film School should arrive at 6 p.m. for a lecture. The screening begins at 7 p.m. and is followed by a discussion.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.


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