There’s nothing scary about Bodega Bay, even if this quiet fishing village was the backdrop for Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “The Birds.” There will always be curious tourists who view the Sonoma Coast through the director’s dark lens. [...]Show More Summary
If directors like Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch are to be believed, then we are almost always certain to find the darkest shit lurking in the most innocent and mundane-seeming places. During the '80s and early '90s, most long-running network sitcoms at some point decided to go for gravitas and...
Ever since Alfred Hitchcock popularized the director cameo, audiences expect to see certain filmmakers pop up in small roles within their own films; from Quentin Tarantino to Spike Lee to M. Night Shyamalan, the faces of the directors are as expected as their distinct visual styles. But what about those directors who enjoy film so […]
In 1957, Robert Bloch published Psycho based on the crimes of Wisconsin serial killer and cannibal Ed Gein. Alfred Hitchcock brought the novel to the screen in 1960. That changed everything. A new bogeyman replaced vampires, werewolves and other monsters as the thing that would haunt human dreams. Show More Summary
North By Northwest might not be everyone's choice for best Alfred Hitchcock movie ever (Vertigo, Psycho and Rear Window are arguably more groundbreaking, and Notorious and Strangers On A Train are classics as well), but it almost certainly...Show More Summary
The shower is often a relaxing, solitary place where we can unwind and be at our most vulnerable. Alfred Hitchcock broke the illusion in 1960 with that famous scene in
Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho has been copied, studied, referenced, broken down, rebuilt, and turned on its head many times over since it first shocked audiences in the fall of 1960. Just this week, A&E’s Bates Motel offered a new twistShow More Summary
Last summer I came across a list on the AMC website titled “The 50 Greatest Directors of All Time.” The usual suspects were all there: Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, etc. It was all men, and, with the exception of Spike Lee at #47, all white. Show More Summary
Its title might sound like as-the-crow-flies directions, but in the hands of master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, the 1959 thriller "North by Northwest" is the kind of prime entertainment it's always a pleasure to welcome to the big screen. Playing April 2 and April 5 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at theaters...
Much like Alfred Hitchcock, director Martin Scorsese likes to make cameos in the movies he makes. They’re not always as overt as those that Hitchcock made, and there are probably some that weren’t even aware of, but they always have some kind of larger significance. Show More Summary
Rihanna stars as Marion Crane in “Bates Motel,” the A&E series that serves as a prequel the Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho. In the film, Crane is famously murdered in the shower. On last night’s episode, Rihanna got her own shower scene, but it didn’t mirror what happened in the original film. Show More Summary
Alfred Hitchcock was dubbed the ‘Master of Suspense’ because his films, many adapted from novels, short stories and plays, were masterful at building suspense and tension in the minds of the audience or reader. But what is suspense? It could be described as the stretching out of anticipation. Show More Summary
Ever since it was announced that Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, Psycho, would be turned into a TV series, we've been wondering how and when the show would feature that shower scene. Bates Motel finally pulled the trigger this week. After hiring Rihanna to play Marion Crane (Norman's infamous victim), the writers completely flipped the script. Show More Summary
Earlier this year, the first footage emerged of Rihanna in “Bates Motel,” the A&E series that serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic thriller Psycho. Rihanna plays Marion Crane, the character who is famously stabbed and murdered in the shower in the original film. Show More Summary
Last night, A&E aired the season premiere of Bates Motel, the show that serializes Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Usually, we wouldn't have much to say about this. But for this fifth and final season, Rihanna has joined the cast, playing Marion Crane, the character who Janet Leigh played in the original Psycho. We already posted an…
Since the middle of last season, Bates Motel has been hurtling toward the direct action of the Alfred Hitchcock film that inspired it. This week, we arrive at a key point in that journey: the arrival of Marion Crane, played brilliantly by Rihanna. Series co-creators Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse ... More »
On Monday’s episode of Bates Motel, A&E’s reimagined story of Norman Bates will introduce its latest iconic character borrowed from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho: Marion Crane. When Hitchcock originally cast Janet Leigh for the role, he intended to shock audiences by killing off a famous Hollywood star. Times have changed, but ... More »
The Psycho franchise’s second most iconic character is back. Portrayed by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the character Marion Crane memorably met her demise in a Bates Motel shower; she was of course repeatedly stabbed to death by Norman Bates, in a scene that nobody will ever forget. For A&E’s prequel series “Bates Motel,“ which […]
Rihanna is finally checking in to "Bates Motel." The music superstar makes her highly anticipated TV acting debut in Monday's episode of the A&E drama as Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film "Psycho." And by all accounts, she more than delivers. "She...
There's nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever. - Alfred Hitchcock