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A Long Hard Look at "Psycho"

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In an American Film Institute poll in 2001, Psycho was voted the greatest thriller of all time. It has scenes and characters that are among the most iconic in all cinema.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 26th 2002 by British Film Institute (first published 2002)
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Barbara Watkins
Apr 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
The master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock's, `Psycho,' continues to captivate, and inspire film critics, filmmakers, writers, and all who has the need to dissect his work in order to understand his genius. A Long Hard Look at `Psycho' is an extensive study of the classic film and our reactions to the ingenious shots, sound, and imagery - an assessment into the mind of the master of suspense. Durgnat analysis every aspect of each scene filmed, and continues too - for lack of a better word, dismemb ...more
Amy
Mar 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Uni book. Amazing analysis of Psycho
the gift
not simply a cunningly crafted thriller, which loses its impact after one viewing, or an ur-text of slasher horror, which lacks the contemporary body count and gore, this book examines psycho so closely it invites satirical dismissal: can an old film actually repay such examination, can it be worthwhile, can it reveal any simple truths of the medium: the answer is yes, yes, yes.
Erik Oliver
Jan 28, 2013 rated it liked it
In other words, FREUD!
Nazan Abdullah
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A whole new take on 'Psycho'! Raised ideas I had never thought about before.
Very interesting and engaging.
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