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BlackLight

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Psycho IV (1990)
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:33:01 AM »
This was....okay, I guess. As a movie, it held together a lot better than PIII, but wasn't as interesting as PII.

Here's what's always bugged me about Hitchcock's film. For the first 40+ minutes, you're basically watching a movie about a woman who embezzles her employer's company's money, so that she can run off and marry her boyfriend. Janet Leigh doesn't get knifed to death in the shower until like 45 minutes in. People call this film a masterpiece, forgetting that the first nearly-half-of-it sucks out loud. There's no way this script gets made if it's written today. Any script coverage intern would see the problem with it - it's trying to be two movies. Pick a lane.

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Re: Psycho IV (1990)
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 09:21:48 PM »
being two movies was kind of the point

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Re: Psycho IV (1990)
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 02:18:23 AM »
being two movies was kind of the point

How?

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Re: Psycho IV (1990)
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 09:27:19 PM »
Mind you my film class on it was decades ago but I believe Hitchcock wanted to break everyone's expectations by killing the main character half way through and changing the direction of the movie


sorry for the lousy explanation