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Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Η.Π.Α./USA, 1960, 109’, DCP Έγχρ./Color, Με ήχο/Sound

A woman steals 40 thousand dollars and takes cover in an isolated motel, run by a cranky young man, dominated by his dead mother’s personality. Hitchcock confesses: “I don’t care about the subject matter; I don’t care about acting; but I do care about the pieces of film and the photography and the sound track and all the technical ingredients that made the audience scream. I feel it’s tremendously satisfying for us to be able to use the cinematic art to achieve something of a mass emotion. And with Psycho we most definitely achieved this”. Despite what Hitchcock says, one should not oversee that the narrative of the film was traversed by major psychoanalytic theories.

Σκηνοθεσία/Direction: Alfred Hitchcock
Σενάριο/Screenplay: Joseph Stefano [βασισμένο σε μυθιστόρημα του/ based on the novel by Robert Bloch]
Φωτογραφία/Cinematography: John L. Russell
Μοντάζ/Editing: George Tomasini
Μουσική/Music: Bernard Hermann
Ηθοποιοί/Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam
Καλλιτεχνική Διεύθυνση/Art Direction: Robert Clatworthy, Joseph Hurley
Παραγωγή/ Production: Alfred Hitchcock
Προέλευση κόπιας/Print source: Park Circus


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The 10th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.