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Title: Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
Description: London, Picador. 1974, First U.K. Edition. (ISBN: 033024213X) Paperback, 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Psycho is a 1960 American psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins. The film is based on the screenplay by Joseph Stefano, who adapted it from the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch. The novel was loosely inspired by the crimes of Wisconsin murderer and grave robber Ed Gein, who lived just 40 miles from Bloch. The film depicts the encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane (Leigh), hiding at a secluded motel after embezzling money from her employer, and the motel's disturbed owner and manager, Norman Bates (Perkins), and the aftermath of their encounter. Psycho initially received mixed reviews, but outstanding box office returns prompted a re-review which was overwhelmingly positive and led to four Academy Award nominations. Psycho is now considered one of Hitchcock's best films and is highly praised as a work of cinematic art by international critics. The film spawned two sequels, a prequel, a remake, and a television movie spin-off. The film is often categorized by multiple sources as a drama, horror, mystery and thriller film. Good.

Keywords: Film Cinema Screen Movies Hollywood Sociology Entertainment Horror Gothic Fantasy Crime Criminology Social History Serial Killers Ed Gein Jeffrey Dahmer John Wayne Gacy Ted Bundy Charles Manson Murder Homicide Alfred Hitchcock 033024213X

Price: GBP 15.00 = appr. US$ 21.42 Seller: Delectus Books
- Book number: 020573

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