Two differences in the version of "Psycho": It's in color and, of course, it has a new cast. A spokesman says the report of their departure isn't true. Heche says it's not sacrilegious to remake "Psycho," as some hard-core Hitchcock fans have claimed. But when director Van Sant was offered the opportunity to remake an old film from the Universal library, he picked "Psycho," a personal favorite. Gus is saying, 'Not only am I not going to make it different, I'm going to honor you every step of the way. And with similar respect, Heche has recreated one of Hitchcock's most memorable characters, Marion Crane. And this guy comes in once every couple of weeks and has sex with her in a motel room. But due to inflation, it was one of the few changes made to update the script. I mean, what is she thinking? On the set of "Psycho," at Universal Studios, a simple television monitor was probably the most important tool, next to the camera.
'Psycho': The Mama's Boy, His Motel Guest and That Shower
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There was a time when no one could enter a theater playing "Psycho" after the film had started. Today's audiences can traipse freely, and at the theater I attended somebody even made a loud cellular phone call just as the rest of us were bracing ourselves for the shower scene. It turns out the apparent rocks in Van Sant's head are mere pebbles. If he isn't Hitchcock, neither is he crazy. His film is an artful, good-looking remake a modest term, but it beats plagiarism that shrewdly revitalizes the aspects of the real "Psycho" that it follows most faithfully but seldom diverges seriously or successfully from one of the cinema's most brilliant blueprints.
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If you work in the film industry join the Cinema Jam community Click here! The main problem with Psycho is that misses the point as to what made the original so fresh and so effective. Psycho is literally famous for how much it surprised people, yet Psycho completely destroys any potential element of surprise by doing everything the exact same way as the original. Of all scenes, the iconic shower scene, a scene pretty much every human being with access to a television has seen referenced somewhere, feels the most murdered pun intended in the remake. The addition of color is enough to spoil the scene; Hitchcock chose to film in black-and-white partly to take the focus off of the blood and onto the murder itself. It adds an extra dimension that actually opens our minds more than is necessary. Psycho is a bad remake because it totally disregards the element of surprise that made the original great, and brings nothing new to the table. Gus Van Sant proved something with it, specifically that shot-for-shot remakes are a pointless and unnecessary way of honoring a classic. Remakes can work, but they need to bring something new to the story.
Why would anyone want to approach that horror classic, the godfather of slasher films? How would anyone approach it - especially when one got to the shower scene? Van Sant, an expert craftsman whose previous films include "Good Will Hunting" and "Drugstore Cowboy," has opted to recreate much of the original film shot by shot, except in color with different actors: Vince Vaughn replacing Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates and Anne Heche in Janet Leigh 's role. The director has said he is working in the tradition of appropriated art, as Andy Warhol did with his Campbell's Soup cans. Still, the "Psycho" shower murder may be cinema's most famous 45 seconds, at least in terms of how it was filmed. Hitchcock used a dizzying array of quick cuts to evoke the grisly killing without ever showing the knife entering the skin. Van Sant has indicated his shower scene will be more graphic than Hitchcock could get away with in