Posts Tagged ‘psycho’

Jon Finch (Richard Blaney), Barry Foster (Robert Rusk), Alec McCowen (Chief Inspector Oxford). Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Rating: 18. Running time: 116 minutes. So this is how Hitchcock films would feel if censorship had never existed and he’d got his way all along. Frenzy is a very odd experience to say […]


Ray Milland (Tony Wendice), Grace Kelly (Margot Wendice), Robert Cummings (Mark Halliday). Screenplay by Frederick Knott. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Rating: PG. Running time: 105 minutes. Yet another example of Hitchcock’s obsession with murder, but glorious all the same, Dial M, like Rear Window also of ’54, gives us a husband trying to get rid of his […]


Janet Leigh (Marion Crane), Anthony Perkins (Norman Baites). Screenplay by Joseph Stefano. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Rating: 15. Running time: 109 minutes. I had always judged Rear Window to be Hitchcock’s magnum opus, but rewatching Psycho I realise it should be evident to everyone that not only is this his best, but that it’s up […]


James Stewart (John ‘Scottie’ Ferguson), Kim Novak (Madeleine Elster). Screenplay by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Rating: PG. Running time: 128 minutes. Hitchcock, more than any other auteur, likes to take his time developing plots. Think of those drawn out, detailed montages in Rear Window of James Stewart pointing his […]


Catherine Deneuve (Carole), Ian Hendry (Michael), John Fraser (Colin). Written by Gérard Brach and Roman Polanski. Directed by Roman Polanski. Rating: 18. Running time: 105 minutes. A shocking portrait of paranoia and androphobia, Repulsion lets us observe the mind and life of Carole, a Belgian manicurist living in Kensington with her sister. A quiet girl, […]