The Split Personality of a Classic: Close-Up on Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO - MUBI 🔗 🎥 🍿 💀

The Master of Suspense creates a formal challenge with murderous results.

For though it is a movie intended for commercial success (like any Alfred Hitchcock work), PSYCHO is also, daringly, an experimental film and is best appreciated that way.  The question is whether this experiment works—and the answer to that is complex.  For this, we need to look to both the formal intentions that make it an experimental work, and then to how this plays as the film is realized.

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