1960. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins. 109 min.
Yes, it’s got The Shower Scene. But Hitch’s confident control of the medium suffuses every other moment of the film as well: Shadows and headlights flickering in the night. Softly sympathetic psychopathy. Stuffed birds, black lingerie, dark sunglasses. And those strings, always those lilting strings, drawing you down the road to doom.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.