Psycho (1960) was a Horror - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Robert Bloch published in 1959.
Psycho was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1992.
Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actress||Janet Leigh||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Joseph Hurley, Robert Clatworthy; Set Decoration: George Milo||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||John L. Russell||Nominated|
|Best Director||Alfred Hitchcock||Nominated|
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Sheriff Al Chambers: Now wait a minute, Sam, are you *sure* you saw an old woman?
Sam Loomis: Yes! In the house behind the motel! I called and I pounded, but she just ignored me!
Sheriff Al Chambers: You mean to tell me you saw Norman Bates' mother?
Lila Crane: It had to be - because Arbogast said so too. And the young man wouldn't let him see her because she was too ill.
Sheriff Al Chambers: Well, if the woman up there is Mrs. Bates... who's that woman buried out in Greenlawn Cemetery?
Marion Crane: I'll lick the stamps.
Norman Bates: Dirty night.
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Joseph Stefano and Alfred Hitchcock deliberately layered-in certain risqué elements as a ruse to divert the censors from more crucial concerns - like the action that takes place in the bedroom in the beginning and the shower murder. The censors reviewed the script and censored the "unimportant" extra material and Hitchcock managed to sneak in his "important" material.
When the cast and crew began work on the first day they had to raise their right hands and promise not to divulge one word of the story. Alfred Hitchcock also withheld the ending part of the script from his cast until he needed to shoot it.
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