Psycho in the Shower


  • Author: Philip J. Skerry
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Genre: Film
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"With this book, Philip Skerry makes an ambitious and largely successful effort to restore perspective to the debate that has swirled around Psycho since Hitchcock first ripped back the shower curtain of our expectations in 1960 and plunged his knife into the collective cinematic consciousness." - John Baxter, Film International Psycho in the Shower is a multi-dimensional study of Psycho's astonishing shower scene. Philip J. Skerry shows how it may be the most significant and influential film scene of all and substantiates this claim by providing chapters on the evolution of the scene in Hitchcock's career, with particular focus on his methods for creating suspense and terror in the audience. In tracing the evolution of the shower sce...

Psycho in the Shower

Psycho in the Shower


  • Author : Philip J. Skerry
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826427694


Psycho in the Shower Book Description :

This is a brilliant study of one scene in one movie: the shower scene from Psycho. Every other chapter is an extended interview with someone who worked on the original film, or on Gus van Sant's remake from a few years ago. The non-interview chapters take various approaches to film criticism, and refer often to the author and his writing of this book. It's lightly done, but compelling and often very entertaining....

Psycho in the Shower

Psycho in the Shower


  • Author : Philip J. Skerry
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441151704


Psycho in the Shower Book Description :

"With this book, Philip Skerry makes an ambitious and largely successful effort to restore perspective to the debate that has swirled around Psycho since Hitchcock first ripped back the shower curtain of our expectations in 1960 and plunged his knife into the collective cinematic consciousness." - John Baxter, Film International Psycho in the Shower is a multi-dimensional study of Psycho's astonishing shower scene. Philip J. Skerry shows how it may be the most significant and influential film scene of all and substantiates this claim by providing chapters on the evolution of the scene in Hitchcock's career, with particular focus on his methods for creating suspense and terror in the audience. In tracing the evolution of the shower scene, the author d...

Psycho in the Shower

Psycho in the Shower


  • Author : Philip J. Skerry
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441162038


Psycho in the Shower Book Description :

"With this book, Philip Skerry makes an ambitious and largely successful effort to restore perspective to the debate that has swirled around Psycho since Hitchcock first ripped back the shower curtain of our expectations in 1960 and plunged his knife into the collective cinematic consciousness." - John Baxter, Film International Psycho in the Shower is a multi-dimensional study of Psycho's astonishing shower scene. Philip J. Skerry shows how it may be the most significant and influential film scene of all and substantiates this claim by providing chapters on the evolution of the scene in Hitchcock's career, with particular focus on his methods for creating suspense and terror in the audience. In tracing the evolution of the shower scene, the author d...

Psycho
Score: 4
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Psycho


  • Author : Janet Leigh
  • Publisher : Wings
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Psycho (Motion picture : 1960)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015034416381


Psycho Book Description :

The Bates Motel. The ominous house on the hill. The shower. . . . Few movies have proven as enduringly fascinating to audiences, film buffs, and moviemakers as Hitchcock's horrific 1960 shocker Psycho. This book offers the complete, colorful account of the production, shooting, and aftermath of this mesmerizing, electrifying film. 50 photos....

Stay Out of the Shower

Stay Out of the Shower


  • Author : William Schoell
  • Publisher : Constable
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Horror films
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105000479845


Stay Out of the Shower Book Description :

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The Shower Scene in Hitchcock s  Psycho

The Shower Scene in Hitchcock s Psycho


  • Author : Philip J. Skerry
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114234854


The Shower Scene in Hitchcock s Psycho Book Description :

This study places the shower scene in Hitchcock's Psycho within its cinematic, sociological and critical contexts. It locates the film within the personal and professional experiences of the author. The methodology depends upon a melding of first person narration with a close analysis of the film's mise en scene and montage, as these techniques evolve in Hitchcock's oeuvre and culminate in the shower scene....

The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock s Shower
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock s Shower


  • Author : Robert Graysmith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101185186


The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock s Shower Book Description :

Marli Renfro was Janet Leigh's body double in the Hitchcock classic Psycho. When she disappeared, it was believed she was the victim of a serial killer. It was a mystery that took decades to solve-and a crime that could only have happened in Hollywood....

The Moment of Psycho
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Moment of Psycho


  • Author : David Thomson
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465020096


The Moment of Psycho Book Description :

It was made like a television movie, and completed in less than three months. It killed off its star in forty minutes. There was no happy ending. And it offered the most violent scene to date in American film, punctuated by shrieking strings that seared the national consciousness. Nothing like Psycho had existed before; the movie industry—even America itself—would never be the same. In The Moment of Psycho, film critic David Thomson situates Psycho in Alfred Hitchcock’s career, recreating the mood and time when the seminal film erupted onto film screens worldwide. Thomson shows that Psycho was not just a sensation in film: it altered the very nature of our desires. Sex, violence, and horror took on new life. Psycho, all of a sudden, represented...

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho


  • Author : Stephen Rebello
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2010-06-16
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453201220


Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho Book Description :

A “meticulous history” of the classic suspense film based on exclusive interviews with the director, writers, cast, and crew (The New York Times Book Review). First released in June 1960, Psycho altered the landscape of horror films forever. But just as compelling as the movie itself is the story behind it, which has been adapted as a movie starring Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Reville, and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh. Stephen Rebello brings to life the creation of one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, from the story of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to Hitchcock’s groundbreaking achievements in cinematography, sound, editing, and promotion. Packed ...