Behind The Scenes: Filming "Psycho (1960)"


Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" is a film-noir classic and masterpiece that film enthusiasts continue to praise. For the admirers of Hitchcockian cinema, you may want a perusal of this behind-the-scenes album.

When the film was showing in 1960, Hitchcock made certain rules in managing theaters from New York, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia. He had a "no late" admission command, where a five-foot-tall cardboard standee would usually be seen in front of the theater, written:

WE WON’T ALLOW YOU to cheat yourself! You must see PSYCHO from beginning to end to enjoy it fully. Therefore, do not expect to be admitted into the theatre after the start of each performance of the picture. We say no one – and we mean no one – not even the manager’s brother, the President of the United States, or the Queen of England (God bless her)! – Alfred Hitchcock

For rule breakers and benders, he hired a Pinkerton guard to block latecomers. Now we can't help but wonder what sort of rules did Hitchcock impose on the staff and cast when these moments were shot:

Images are from Flashbak.

2017-12-09 #culture #psycho #behind-the-scenes #alfred-hitchcock

One Comment

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    awesome sex scene

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