Alfred Hitchcock 's The Grand Masters Of Filmmaking And Suspense

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One of the grand masters of filmmaking and suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, created a chilling movie about a psychopath with a terrible secret, and made famous the establishment known as the Bates Motel. In essence, this is a psychological horror film that creeps up on you, with unexpected twist and turns, cleverly building the fear and dread to a climatic ending.

The film begins as the haunting violin music by American violinist Israel Baker and composer Bernard Hermann blast upon the movie screen sonorously and simultaneously with the opining credits in rapid session. The piercing soundtrack from Psycho has become iconic and synonymous with psychotic nightmares.

It is Friday, December the Eleventh, in Phoenix, at a secluded motel, a naughty unmarried couple has a sexual liaison, secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) and her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), contemplate their future. Marion is frustrated with her life, hates her job, she cannot marry her boyfriend because of his alimony payments, and low paying job. While working at her job at the real estate office, “Marion is given $40,000 in cash to be deposited in the bank. Minutes later, impulse has taken over and Marion takes off with the cash, hoping to leave Phoenix for good and start a new life with her” (Fandango), boyfriend and the stolen money.

After leaving town and traveling long distance to meet up with her boyfriend, along the way, her nervous behavior attracts a nosy highway patrolman, exhaustion and…

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