PSYCHO (1960) 16345

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Original Paramount Pictures 1965 Re-Release One Sheet Poster (27x41). Folded. Very Fine Condition.

Original Paramount Pictures 1965 Re-Release One Sheet Poster (27x41) for the Alfred Hitchcock horror-thriller masterpiece, PSYCHO (1960) starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, and John Gavin. Considered by many critics to be the best horror movie of all time, this film was superlative in every way. Starting with one of the best screenplays by Joseph Stefano based on the novel by Robert Bloch-- the acting is perfect, the cinematography of John L. Russell is beautiful, and the soundtrack by Bernard Herrmann is exceptional. However, the outstanding direction by Hitchcock is the crowning touch of this great film. The handling of every nuance gestures, glances, and sudden changes in lighting is masterful. The acting by Janet Leigh has often been praised, but the performance by Anthony Perkins with his facial tics and half-swallowed words is subtle, cool, unsettling, and just plain creepy. Prior to PSYCHO, horror movies were monsters, zombies, werewolves, and vampires. This film was the first true "psychological thriller." Though we have become jaded with legions of realistic gore since this movie was released, seeing a nude woman murdered in the shower was something no one had experienced yet in 1960. The 1965 re-release poster incorporates some of the design of the original one sheet and may in fact be rarer than the original. Folded. Very fine condition.

Vera Miles - Actor
John Gavin - Actor
Janet Leigh - Actor
Martin Balsam - Actor
John McIntire - Actor
Frank Albertson - Actor
Lurene Tuttle - Actor
Mort Mills - Actor
Patricia Hitchcock - Actor

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