Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Psycho Killer, Qu'est Que C'est

"Everyone gets killed in the shower.
Don't you go to the movies?"

-- Derek B. Miller, Norwegian by Night

Self portrait 10-30-13

"Mary started to scream,
and then the curtains parted further and a hand appeared, holding a butcher's knife.
It was the knife that, a moment later, cut off her scream.
And her head."

-- Robert Bloch, Psycho

The original ... Janet Leigh in Psycho

"The room was plainly but adequately furnished;
she noted the shower stall in the bathroom beyond.
Actually, she would have preferred a tub, but this would do."

-- Robert Bloch, Psycho

"According to Janet Leigh herself, that's her in the shower the entire time --
a stunt double was never used for the scene.
However, in Robert Graysmith's book, The Girl in Hitchcock's Shower,
it is said that Marli Renfro was Leigh's body double for some of the shots.
Either way, after making this movie, 
Leigh had trouble taking showers for the rest of her life."

-- Bryan Enk, 
"10 Facts About the Shower Scene of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho"

Me disguised as Janet Leigh in the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.