Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Still Crazy After All These Years

Now celebrating its fiftieth (!) anniversary, Psycho is still a living thing, not some stuffed carcass like the birds that decorate the office of amateur taxidermist Norman Bates. Fifty years since Alfred Hitchcock single handedly created the modern horror film, we're still reeling from the way Psycho changed both movies and our collective psyche. One wonders what Simon Oakland's glib psychiatrist character would have to say about that.

Maybe just "Happy Anniversary."

4 comments:

Arbogast said...

Am I the only one who likes Simon Oakland's character?

Jeff Allard said...

No way - I think he rocks!

Bill said...

I just want to throw this out, because I respect your opinion, and the fellows who have already commented. Stop me if you've heard this one...Doesn't anyone find it odd that Tony Perkins' "Norman Bates" character in "Psycho," and Dennis Weaver's character in "Touch of Evil" are so similar? This might be a repeat, but worthy of discussion.

Jeff Allard said...

Never heard that mentioned, Bill. I'd have to see Touch of Evil again to comment but thanks for pointing it out!