A “meticulous history” of the classic suspense film based on exclusive interviews with the director, writers, cast, and crew (The New York Times Book Review).
First released in June 1960, Psycho altered the landscape of horror films forever. But just as compelling as the movie itself is the story behind it, which has been adapted as a movie starring Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Reville, and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh. Stephen Rebello brings to life the creation of one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, from the story of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to Hitchcock’s groundbreaking achievements in cinematography, sound, editing, and promotion. Packed with captivating insights from the film’s stars, writers, and crewmembers, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho is a riveting and definitive history of a signature Hitchcock cinematic masterpiece.
Details galore for the true student of Hitch
This book reveals a great deal beyond the basics. This is written much like a reference for a student of film wishing to know names and places over gripping narrative. It is nice to have, but not an exhilarating read.
This short book is a gem. Full of insightful and often surprising behind the scenes stories detailing the making of an iconic motion picture. I picked up this book after reading that it was to be the basis of its own film, with Anthony Hopkins playing Hitchcock. What a film that will be.
Love the juicy details
I love the details that Rebello uncovers for this classic film. Perfect for the 50th anniversary!