Friday, February 24, 2012

Norman Bates Goes 'Psycho' Over Ludwig

Perhaps some of you recall that in a key scene in Hitchcock's original Psycho, we get a brief look at good old Norman Bates' bedroom--and the record on his Victrola happens to be the Eroica symphony. Speculation has raged for decades about the meaning of this, including that Hitch thought that word meant "erotica"--or at least wanted audiences to think so. Anyway: In the failed re-make, Psycho 2, not too long ago, Norman also embraces Beethoven (not literally, thankfully), in this scene where he plays the Moonlight sonata at a piano.

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