Psycho is a successful classic because of the twists, turns, and originality it brought to the table due to Hitchcock’s creativity and disdain for the ideal scary movie at that time, thus creating something totally new. Before Psycho, films had consisted of flat lining stories with static characters and a happy ending. In the words of Whitty, “’Psycho’ marked a…turning point…Here was a Hollywood movie which…refused to follow any of the Hollywood rules” (5). The pacing and use of characterization was completely new to audiences worldwide. Psycho tears apart any possible ...
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