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Psycho

Psycho

Psycho

1998 / 105min / 35mm


CAST: VINCENT D'ONOFRIO, JULIANNE MOORE

Without doubt one of the boldest formal gambits to appear at American multiplexes in ages, this “shot-by-shot” remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterwork was Van Sant’s cash-in on his Good Will Hunting triumph. Updated to a late 90s setting, with subtle deviations from the original permitted by new camera technology and relaxed censorship, and with the nonpareil Christopher Doyle shooting in vividly saturated color in place of the old black-and-white cinematography. Not intended as a replacement for the Hitchcock, but a standalone work that doubles as a fascinating investigation into what makes a classic tick.