TV & Film
Episode 56: Psycho
“So how would you answer the question 'has this woman been here?'"
Good afternoon. The panel of peril surround themselves with stuffed birds of prey, and make a sandwich to eat whilst watching this week’s film Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960).
Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) has been a bit of a silly billy. Stealing $40,000 from her employer before hightailing it across country, she is in a right pickle. But that’s just the beginning of her problems as she stops to rest for the night at the Bates Motel and a fateful encounter with its proprietor, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTJQfFQ40lI
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Just after she decides to return the loot and do hard time, Norman’s mother bursts into the bathroom and slaughters Marion as she showers! One of the most iconic scenes in cinema history sets the film on edge as Marion’s sister, her erstwhile beau, and a private detective all try to decipher her whereabouts and confirm or deny whether a boy’s best friend is indeed his mother.
Did the panel enjoy this week’s cinematic serving? Could they find a way to improve the villainous plan? And who will be named this week’s most diabolical (person/podcast((er)))?
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