The complicated tracing of Norman Bates’ life in ‘Psycho IV’ (1990)

Psycho IV (1990) Directed by Mick Garris Starring: Anthony Perkins, Olivia Hussey, Henry Thomas, CCH Pounder ¤¤¤ Matricide – The killing of one’s own mother The film starts out with a familiar soundtrack – that of Bernard Herrmann’s original score from Psycho. Cut to a studio where guests are speaking about matricide on the Fran … More The complicated tracing of Norman Bates’ life in ‘Psycho IV’ (1990)

Norman Bates has stiff competition in ‘Psycho III’ (1986)

Psycho III (1986) Directed by Anthony Perkins Starring: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell ¤¤¤ “There is no God” This statement is screamed by a distressed nun named Maureen Coyle (Diana Scarwid) who is standing on the ledge of her monastery’s bell tower, contemplating suicide. Some of her fellow nuns come to try … More Norman Bates has stiff competition in ‘Psycho III’ (1986)

Ride West with Gregory Peck in ‘The Stalking Moon’ (1968)

The Stalking Moon (1968) Directed by Robert Mulligan Starring: Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster * Published specifically for The Atticus & Boo Blogathon hosted by Rebecca at Taking Up Room * ¤¤¤ Story Sam Varner (Gregory Peck) has been a scout for the U.S. Army throughout the American Old West for the last … More Ride West with Gregory Peck in ‘The Stalking Moon’ (1968)

Celebrating Britain in Film with Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Manxman’ (1929)

The Manxman (1929) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen, Anny Ondra * Published specifically for The 7th Annual Rule, Brittania Blogathon hosted by Terence at A Shroud of Thoughts * ¤¤¤ Narrative The story takes place in an unspecified coastal village on the Isle of Man. Pete Quilliam (Carl Brisson) is one … More Celebrating Britain in Film with Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Manxman’ (1929)

Talking Hitchcock’s overlooked ‘I Confess’ (1953)

I Confess (1953) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne * Published specifically for The 4th Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon hosted by Maddy at Maddy Loves Her Classic Films * ¤¤¤ Having the opportunity to write about any Hitchcock film is as momentous as it is nerve-racking. After all, Sir … More Talking Hitchcock’s overlooked ‘I Confess’ (1953)

Dreaming of Manderley: REBECCA in print and on-screen

Today we reminisce about REBECCA, the literary and cinematic masterpiece * Published specifically for The Calls of Cornwall: The Daphne Du Maurier Blogathon hosted by Gabriela at Pale Writer * I became acquainted with Daphne du Maurier through the many film adaptations of her work, mainly those directed by Sir Alfred Hitchcock. Over the years … More Dreaming of Manderley: REBECCA in print and on-screen

Classic Film Talk: ‘Under Capricorn’ (1949)

The Joseph Cotten Blogathon Today we reminisce about Under Capricorn (1949) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding, Margaret Leighton, Cecil Parker Premise Under Capricorn is a period-piece drama with thriller/mystery aspects sprinkled throughout the story. The film is set in 1831 Sydney approximately 60 years after explorer Thomas Cook discovered … More Classic Film Talk: ‘Under Capricorn’ (1949)