Psycho Meeting Norman Bates - The Shower Scene …

Psycho broke all film conventions by showing a leading lady having a lunch time affair in her underwear and also in the shower scene it was rejected on the grounds of nudity but was later with no alterations was accepted....

Psycho (1960) - The Shower Scene: shot by shot

Scream is by no means first film to quote Psycho, which has been taken apart often over the past 50 years, in remakes, sequels, and video art. For this essay, I am most interested in Gus Van Sant’s in 1998 remake, in which he recreated in the original Psycho shot by shot. Remaking a film so tightly that all expectations of narrative variation, or new content is gone; the viewer already knows what’s going to happen: A blonde woman will walk into a shower and be murdered by the caretaker of the hotel who thinks he is his mother, etc, etc. While Van Sant’s film is more update, more violent and sexually explicit, the film is mostly a structuralist exercise in repetition. Horror films are driven by fear and emotions, it is the fear that keeps us up at night after we leave the theater. By remaking a film, we are able to question that fear, the film becomes a set of instructions that can be done again and again. Van Sant’s rigorous adherence to the original avoids the schmaltz typical of a Hollywood remake, allowing the characters of Norman Bates and Marion Crane to be played by anyone. There is something comforting in this coldness, ideas are affirmed, similar to watching a sitcom.


The Famous Shower Scene From "Psycho" - YouTube

the notorious shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho serves as ..

With enough close-ups and cuts to simulate the feeling of a heart attack, the notorious shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho serves as the ultimate murder sequence in cinematic history.