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PSYCHO A Fabulous blend of stylistic elements Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most famous films in the history of cinema Alfred Hitchcock in this film challenged many of the conventions of Hollywood film- making and cinema-going prevalent at that time In an unprecedented move Alfred Hitchcock asked all cinemas not to admit any person after the movie started This was unheard of in 1960 when people wandered in and out of the cinema whenever they felt like it Not only the cinema-going experience of Psycho different audience were also confronted with a film that broke many cultural taboos and challenged the censors Alfred Hitchcock provided a number of shocking images Janet Leigh in brassiere Janet Leigh stabbed to death naked in the shower Norman Bates as a person having a split personality disorder and the first ever flushing toilet shown on the screen During the period from the late 1920s to the late 1950s films made usually revolved around the story and the stars and were usually heavy with dialogue Psycho offered the audience offered an experience that was much more emotional and visceral Audiences were caught up in a roller coaster of shock surprise and suspense based on image editing and sound The film has a very direct emotional impact Psycho had a budget of 800000 and a 36-day shooting schedule No one was prepared for the firestorm the film created No one could have predicted how powerfully Psycho tapped into the American
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