The Bates house in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) was largely modeled on an oil painting at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The canvas is called “House by the Railroad” and was painted in 1925 by American iconic artist Edward Hopper. The architectural details, viewpoint and austere sky is almost identical as seen in the film.
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.
Bates Motel 2x10 “The Immutable Truth” / Psycho (1960)
Alfred Hitchcock and Janet Leigh on the set of Psycho (1960)
30 DAYS MOVIE CHALLENGE
12 - Your favorite quote from any movie
"We all go a little mad sometimes"
That smile! How can he be so gorgeous and creepy at the same time!