The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you?
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic!
Psycho is one of those rare movies where knowing the big twist doesn’t hurt it in a rewatch. Anthony Perkins deserves a lot of credit for that. Every time I watch Psycho I get sucked in to Norman Bates’ aw-shucks charm and forget for a split second that he and the evil “Mother” are one in the same.
Maybe it’s not so much forgetting, but a striving for the ending to be different this time, that Norman has a Vader-like turn to good against the evil Janet Leigh-slaughtering “Mother.” It’s a silly thought, my rational brain knows better, but the yearning is there nonetheless.
Today’s pic features Hitch and Perkins on the set of Psycho. It’s not the most relevatory picture I’ve posted, but any pic with Hitch and Perkins together onset is worth its own day, no?
If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here.
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is a cheatin’ bitch. See ya’ then!
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- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
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- John Carpenter’s The Thing
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- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
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- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
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- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
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Oct. 10, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST
by nolan bautista
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST
by nolan bautista
Janet Leigh was hot..
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST
Seriously, he kind of looks like Christopher Nolan in this photo. Maybe it's that he's directing in a suit, which is going to be my trademark soon.
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST
by nolan bautista
i like that wearing a suit to the set image..so profesional..
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST
That could be it.
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST
It is weird, though, how I never notice it with Hitch and Nolan but every time I see Raimi in a suit it weirds me out.
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST
also reminds me of lorne michaels coming up to the star behind behind the scenes
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST
would have made a good Norman Bates.
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST
by nolan bautista
..where Nolan says that the reason he wears a suit is because he treats directing like a regular job
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST
I always got the strangest looks when I'd refer to the "Vader-like" elements of the movie "Psycho." Nobody seems to pick up on those, much like the subtle R2D2-esque foreshadowing in "Rebecca." And the *clearly* Boba Fett-derived story arc of "Rear Window" is something which oft goes unnoticed. Finally someone is with me on this.
Oct. 10, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST
But it predates "Star Wars" by two motherfucking decades, guys. <p> "Vader-like." <p> I just don't... <p> Whatever.
Oct. 10, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST
by Dr Lizardo
Just saying that I kept thinking Tony Perkins was in The Social Network.
Oct. 10, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST
by Sailor Rip
...famous shower scene. The high angle and the quick efficient way in which Norman just appears in the shot, walks right over, and stabs him is great.
Oct. 10, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST
Shot-for-shot, but in colour. Except have Norman Bates jacking off when he's watching Marion take the shower. That would be genius. Gosh what a great movie that would be.
Oct. 10, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST
I believe it was Hitchcock's original intent to have some Imperial Walkers passing by in the background.
Oct. 10, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST
Once they get to the police station, the movie is laughable. The rest is pretty damn great.
Oct. 10, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST
Only Trig Palin wouldn't have figured it out.
Oct. 10, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST
Sorry, I thought this was today's LET ME IN thread.
Oct. 10, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST
is more of The Thing? Awesome. Agree with ya Quint; revisiting Psycho's kinda like Cronenberg's The Fly...ya just wish they'd somehow worked out a way for the film to finish differently. Ah, The Fly, what a heart-breaker of a movie.
Oct. 10, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST
huge fuck you to the studio? That's why it's shot for shot. The director was like ok I'll make it but fuck you assholes- I'm just gonna film the same thing and add Ann Heche asshole to the mix.
Oct. 10, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST
I'd never seen it was that cloudy meatballs flick. Friggin mau dib sentient chicken exosuit in that movie is just out there.
Oct. 10, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST
will check it out, man. And Ann Heche - lame actress attached to lame movies; I'll never forget Seven Days Seven Nights...what a crock
Oct. 10, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST
by I am_NOTREAL
Really. Anthony Perkins's career may have been a one-trick pony, but man, what a trick. Name me ten better lead acting jobs in the last fifty years. Brando in The Godfather...that's about it.
Oct. 10, 2010, 8 p.m. CST
Now I know Perkins is really the killer... :(
Oct. 10, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST
Where in there did I infer that Star Wars came before Psycho? I don't. Nice try, but you could learn from our longtime trolls about how to be a dick for no reason and actually pull it off. Good luck on the next go-round!
Oct. 10, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST
The remake wasn't a "fuck you" to the studio. It was Gus VanSant who pushed to do a shot-for-shot remake, but Universal would never let him do it. After Good Will Hunting, VanSant had the clout to make the movie. And the result was...well, Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, and Julianne Moore. The only thing good about that movie was William H Macey, who was an actual improvement on Arbogast, in my humble opinion. I don't know about the necessity of having a subliminal cow image flicked on the screen when he takes the tumble down the stairs, but otherwise he was the only glimmer of quality in that otherwise awful idea of a movie. In the end, though, it wasn't any act of defiance against the studio. It was a considerably bad idea from a normally talented director.
Oct. 10, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST
I didn't suggest that you believed "Star Wars" came first. That would be pretty silly, sure. But if you're going assert than thing A is in likeness to thing B, it makes sense, chronologically, for thing B to actually exist at the time of thing A. For instance, I wouldn't say a scene or sequence in a "Friday the 13th" movie is Mario Bava-like. See what I'm saying?<p> Also, you imply, I infer. Now who's the dick?
Oct. 10, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST
Must you nitpick? Do you really think you're smarter than everyone here?
Oct. 10, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST
*I wouldn't say a scene in a Mario Bava movie is "Friday the 13th-like." You know what I meant. <p> Stillsberry, nobody was talking to you.
Oct. 10, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST
...was the Brazilian release of Psycho, which when translated is "The Son Who Was Mother". Way to give away the whole movie!
Oct. 10, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST
Watcha talkin' 'bout, Talkin'?
Oct. 10, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST
That is the very reason why I love this site. Thanks for the tidbit that will make me the envy of my virtual friends.
Oct. 10, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST
One of the greatest original scores ever composed by mortal man. Fact.
Oct. 10, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST
I probably could go for a hug if-- wait. <P> THIS ISN'T ABOUT ME!
Oct. 10, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST
Imagine going to that M. Night movie, "Bruce Willis Is Actually Dead That's Why Only The Kid Sees Him".
Oct. 10, 2010, 9 p.m. CST
I think movies would do better if they changed their titles to more accurate ones like "Titties In This", or "DiCaprio Dies At The End".
Oct. 10, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...is that when Han and Luke emerge from the Millenium Falcon's cargo bay when they've been captured by the Death Star, John Williams quotes the four-note "madness" motif from Bernard Herrmann's Psycho score. It's even pointed out on the documentary on the Psycho DVD. Weird.
Oct. 10, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST
may be the most Psycho-like of the 6 Star Wars films, with Anakin Bates killing sand people for Mother.
Oct. 10, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST
by Fletch Gannon
at the end of 'Jedi', that was all in his mind. He developed a split personality when Anakin died, stuffed his body and now parades around in the armor as Darth Vader. Oh Jezz Lucas is going to make this the plot of his new trilogy.
Oct. 10, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST
could be considered like a shower scene.
Oct. 10, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST
I think Andrew Garfield looks like Anthony Perkins too. I was thinking that very thing while watching The Social Network.
Oct. 10, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST
Ok, Quint...I know you have a lot of work to do, but try to maintain the grammatical correctness of a professional, please. It's not "he and the evil “Mother” are one in the same." It's "he and the evil “Mother” are one AND the same." Just doing my part for Grammatical Correctness Online. Poor grammar and spelling are the number one cause of bad writing online. It's a real problem that often goes unnoticed or ignored and if left untreated could become serious.
Oct. 10, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST
Yeah, I mentioned in some thread on this site that he could have played Norman Bates when he was selected to play Peter Parker. I had never heard of him before, but when I saw his picture, I was shocked how much he looked like PSYCHO!!!
Oct. 10, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST
What would be the number two cause of bad writing online? And further in that line of thought, if poor grammar and spelling are the number one cause of bad writing online, what would be the number one cause of bad writing not-online? Perhaps auxesis? Or maybe an overuse of questionmarks to convey passive-aggressive snarky criticisms?
Oct. 11, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST
They stopped making movies like this years ago.
Oct. 11, 2010, 2:57 a.m. CST
That's my dream vision.
Oct. 11, 2010, 4:29 a.m. CST
by Mr Gorilla
Quint I really think you've hit on something here - it's one of the reasons that films with sad or tragic endings are so rewatchable? For example, I always hope that Carlito is going to make it on that train and out of town - and every time I see the film he gets closer! And don't we all wish that Rick and Ilsa would get it together? Can you do a list of this kind of film, I think it would be delicious.
Oct. 11, 2010, 4:52 a.m. CST
That´s all I wanted to say, really.
Oct. 11, 2010, 5:39 a.m. CST
Perfect sequel! <p> Too bad, they HAD to continue! P3 and P4 just didn't get it! It should have ended right there with Psycho II!
Oct. 11, 2010, 6:25 a.m. CST
The Psycho re-make was NOT shot-by-shot identical to the original. It tried somewhat but is very different in many places. Oh and i HATED the re-make. Worst thing Van Sant's ever made (and that's saying something when you talk about a guy who also made "even cowgirls get the blues")
Oct. 11, 2010, 7:19 a.m. CST
as if you two are buddies. How disrespectful. :(
Oct. 11, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST
Rock on, buddy
Oct. 11, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST
Didn't everyone wear suits all the time back then? Was it really unique to Hitchcock?
Oct. 11, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST
And his name is Fareal.
Oct. 11, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Oct. 11, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST
That might be one of the best bits of acting in the world of cinema. He truly does make you somehow feel sorry for the little monster.
Oct. 11, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST
What is it now? Two posts an hour?
Oct. 11, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST
is the opening shot leading to the hotel room. Makes you wonder if Hitchcock was alive today, how he would utilize digital. Hitch did love mattes and various cinematic "tricks". I think Zemeckis thought the same with some of his shots in What Lies Beneath.
Oct. 11, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST
actually less than 2 posts an hour!<P>but you can have a conversation with a telemarketer!
Oct. 11, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST
To Harry's DVD column. <p>40Acres, let's on head on over to the titty bar. Let's leave these Asperger's cases to their insignificant obsessions.
Oct. 11, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST
by Thunderbolt Ross
$9.99 and you will see Norman Bates become "the one" - he flex he muscle and the jail walls bending. Cut to: BLACK
Oct. 11, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST
Can you guys beleive that until last month i hadn't see PSYCHO? Well, not only i correct that, but i saw PSYCHO II and II in quick sucession as well. As for young Perkins, one can see that he was a sort of poor man's Montegomery Cliff, until this movie made him into an unique actor on his own right on his own name. And what's amazing with Perkins as Norma Bates is that you can't help but be sympathetic to him. Perkins always made Bates sympathetic, including the suprisingly pretty good sequels. I can't help but feel sorry for poor Bates, despiste the fact he's an uncurable psycho (well, i think he is, i haven't seen PSYCHO IV yet).
Oct. 11, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST
by Shaner Jedi
now that's an ending. That damn thing doesn't even wait for you to catch your breath before it ends. Psycho by contrast drags post-cellar. It should've went right from cellar to Perkin's face in cell to car being pulled from swamp. The End.
Oct. 11, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST
but it sets up the true ending with Norman alone in the cell, the mother now completely taken over, and the "wouldn't hurt a fly" speech. Maybe early sixties audiences needed some psychological explanation to why "that man was dressin' funny".
Oct. 11, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST
THE EPISODE WE ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. 12TH OCTOBER. SYFY. <p> STARGATE UNIVERSE IS ENTERING UNCHARTED TERRITORY IN SCI-FI ENTERTAINMENT.
Oct. 11, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST
Exactly! We're so used to the various levels of psycopath as the modern movie going public. Psycho was one of the first, and a "lets explain this now" scene at the end was neseccary, if somewhat disjointed from the rest of the movie.
Oct. 11, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST
Oct. 11, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST
Oct. 11, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST
Now that's what I call CHOPpin'.
Oct. 12, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST
That the staggeringly shitty ending didn't come close to harming it's reputation as a masterpiece. Know this is blasphemy, but Psycho 2 was a damn good movie. The remake didn't work at all for me, but I hate Ann Heish or however the fuck you spell her name. And really, who cares?
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