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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Ah, Hitch and Tony. I quite adore this moody picture of the two of them on the set of Psycho.

The more Anthony Perkins movies I see the closer he comes to being my all time favorite film actor. I just love his presence. If you dig Psycho you should check out another odd movie he did in the ‘60s called Pretty Poison co-starring the gorgeous Tuesday Weld. It’s bonkers!

Anyway, Psycho rules and this is another fine picture featuring the great Alfred Hitchcock. Enjoy it, why dontcha?

Thanks to Russell Walks for sending this one along!



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  • July 11, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Is it Universal Studios that has the Bates' house?

    by jim

    I seem to remember they also had a "how movies are made tour" that used part of the Psycho set. Or am I remembering that wrong. It happens. We all go a little mad sometimes.

  • July 11, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow's pic?

    by ames prather

    Army of Darkness?!? Groovy! ??Pseudo?? Out.

  • July 11, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Is that Gus Van Sant?

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

  • July 11, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    ...has decided to make Hitch into a showercap. Unremarkable photo of Hitch himself by his normal standards, but with a memorably creepy look from Perkins.

  • July 11, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    I remember seeing Pretty Poison once yeeaars ago

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Is that the one where Perkins is kinda messed up, and falls for Weld, who's really messed up? Kind of a weird pre-Badlands twist?

  • July 11, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Psycho is one of the best films of all-time

    by darthvedder81

    That's a great photo. Psycho is such a haunting movie.

  • July 11, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    It's a perfect movie.

    by SmokingRobot

    And quite innovative for its time.

  • July 11, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    big jim

    by Ryan

    You are correct sir. It has since been replaced in Florida by Shrek 3D............the idiots.

  • July 11, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Anne Heche's asshole

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    is the only interesting thing in the remake. Years since i've seen the original. When I picture Perkins, it is as the Chaplain in Catch-22, not Bates. Weird.

  • July 11, 2011, 3:07 p.m. CST


    by Continentalop

    That's the one. Awesome movie (I always see it as a double feature with TARGETS).

  • July 11, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    big jim

    by DrMorbius

    Universal Studios, California still has the Bates motel and Psycho House on its Back Lot Tour.

  • July 11, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Perkins was brilliant in PSYCHO (err, SPOILER!)

    by BenBraddock

    He really nails Norman's awkward, stuttering nervosity, but also shows a boyish vulnerability that eventually has you rooting for him. Which is interesting as (on repeat viewings of the movie) you know he is in fact Mother and is responsible for the brutal murder of Janet Leigh... yet you don't want him to get caught. Amazing performance! He was great in the sequel too.

  • July 11, 2011, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Norman stabbed up Jamie Lee's mama pretty good....

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    sigh...What a waste of a perfectly good White woman.

  • July 11, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    looks like

    by mick vance

    he wants to give it to ol' hitch proper in that pic.

  • July 11, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Psycho 2 was awesome......Not as great as Psycho of course

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    That Norman sure can wield a shovel!

  • July 11, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Great pic...

    by Franck

    ...that's it, no hating, no smart ass comment. Great pic, that's all. Hail to Hitch, The Master.

  • July 11, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Quint, if you like Perkins, I hope you've seen Orson Welles' Trial

    by FraDolcino

    One of my personal faves. Really captures the threatening atmosphere and bleak humor of the book. Perkins plays K. more exasperated than confused, which makes me chuckle as he digs himself deeper. Check it out if you haven't.

  • July 11, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    I always liked the sequels, II & III

    by lochkray

    Nowhere as good as the perfection of the original, but as sequels go, they're pretty darn good (except for the whole "she's my mother, she wasn't your mother, I'm your mother, she wasn't your mother either" plot line). They decreased in quality, for sure, but they're all fun. I remember watching the HBO movie Psycho IV with Eliot from ET playing Norman Bates as a kid. I don't recall hating it, but it wasn't particularly memorable, for me. The less said about Gus VanSant's version, the better. One of the finest examples where I liked every player involved in the movie, but hated every single new aspect of the final product (except, possibly, William H. Macy's Aborgast...he was the one character that I actually thought was improved upon from the original version)

  • July 11, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST

    The Blu-Ray transfer of Psycho is stunning

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Now, can we please get Vertigo and Rear Window in high-def...?

  • July 12, 2011, 3:41 a.m. CST

    I dont get it.why the remake has such a bad reputation?

    by KilliK

    if i remember correctly,the director used the exact same frames,angles,compositions from the original movie.he didnt take any kind of artistic liberty with the remake,he shoot the exact same movie with new actors. So why all this hate against the movie? was it because of the actors? i dont think so,since it is generally accepted that they did a fine job in the film. Was it because it was colored? did the color change that much the atmosphere and the content of the film? or the simple reason is that it was a remake or rather a reshoot of an all-time classic movie? i am asking because i want to understand why and how exactly the cinematic language which happens to be almost identical in two movies,is interpreted and accepted in a complete different way.

  • July 12, 2011, 5:25 a.m. CST


    by The_Skook answer your question Kilik, because it was utterly pointless. The only person who could possibly learn anything from re-shooting a movie 'shot-for-shot' is a student of film, if only to understand why a director or cinematographer chose to do something. Not a new 'take' not a 'reinvention' but a tracing done with crayons.

  • July 12, 2011, 6:19 a.m. CST

    There's a lot more to it

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    than just recreating the shots. I could do a shot for shot remake of Eraserhead and get laughed out of the room. Tonally, Psycho 98 was way off; the performances were bad (for the most part) and i'm not even sure it was a shot-for-shot remake (I definitely don't remember Janet Leigh's brown eye; and I would remember things like that).

  • July 12, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Only thing fun about the re-shoot by Van Sant

    by proevad

    was watching Vince Vaughn embarrass himself. It's a shame more people didn't see it. Laughter like that can stop suicides.

  • July 12, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Best movie ever

    by Beezbo

    but a tough sell for younger audiences, I'd imagine, as nothing is shocking these days

  • July 12, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST


    by lochkray

    You could hire the best painter in the world to repaint, line for line, stroke for stroke, your ceiling like the sistine chapel - maybe even make it a little brighter and the angels less "puffy" - but people will still prefer the vatican. Some classic movies are so considered because things just lined up perfectly for them - all the perfect players doing the perfect things in the best possible way. And trying to recapture the magic of a classic film by recreating it shot-for-shot just end up showing how many things could have gone wrong.

  • July 12, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Some trivia I remember

    by proevad

    Shower scene. Not Perkins in the wig. I believe it was his stand-in. Tony was out of town. Also, and most probably already know these... Hitch used his television crew to film the thing on the fast and cheap. Killing the star of the film in the first half hour was a trick Tobe Hooper stole when he made Scream. Chocolate syrup was the blood in the shower. Anyway, love the film of course--but that epilogue is still fucking horrible to watch. Bad. Bad. Bad. Tribute to the power of the film that it doesn't even come close to ruining the movie.

  • July 13, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Sorry it's late

    by proevad

    Wes Craven