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In The Moment of Psycho, film critic David Thomson situates Psycho in Alfred Hitchcock's career, recreating the mood and time when the seminal film erupted onto film screens worldwide. Thomson shows that Psycho was not just a sensation in film - it altered the very nature of our desires. Sex, violence, and horror took on new life. Psycho, all of a sudden, represented all America wanted from a film and, as Thomson brilliantly demonstrates, still does.
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By Nick on 12-18-09
Engaging and insightful
Interesting analysis of Psycho, that not only goes into great detail about the specifics of the film, but also the impact it had of filmmaking more broadly. The narration is strong and engaging. Listened to the full 3.5 hours in one sitting and was never bored (though it does meander near the end... sort of like Psycho.)
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By Carrie on 12-12-11
This is a glorified plot summary
My wife and I are big fans of Psycho, and we couldn't make it through this, even as short as it is. Imagine someone telling you, scene by scene, what happens in the movie, peppering in some subjective, usually obvious observations. It's baffling this got such good press reviews.