It hurts to love a fictional character so much
"Because Norman appears to be uncomfortably evasive, inconsistent, self-incriminating and halting in his replies and insists no one stayed in the motel for a couple of weeks - but then contradicts himself - Arbogast asks to see the register to discover if Marion Crane used an alias. Norman chews nervously on candy, almost bird-like. From a low camera angle, his adam’s apple moves up and down his giraffe-like throat while awkwardly stretching to look at the register."
It’s been over 50 years and yet Norman Bates remains to be, in my opinion, the most perfectly casted character for a horror movie of all time. It’s been said that Anthony Perkins’ career suffered horribly after Psycho because nobody could ever see him as any other character again. If that’s not phenomenal acting, I don’t know what is.
DO YOU EVER CRY ABOUT NORMAN BATES
Do I ever STOP crying about Norman Bates
Bates Motel 2x10 “The Immutable Truth” / Psycho (1960)