Tuesday, February 25, 2014
STEVEN SODERBERGH PRESENTS ALFGUS VAN HITCHCOCK'S PSYCHOS
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is an unquestionable masterpiece. If you've never read about it or studied it, you should do yourself a favor and do so. It has a fascinating story behind it. Gus Van Sant's Psycho, on the other hand, is an entirely different beast. Van Sant remade Psycho, and did it shot for shot. Would that even be a remake? In any case, it was a questionable experiment, and it's up to the viewer to decide if it was successful or if it even had a point.
Then there's Steven Soderbergh, and his mashup of Hitchcock and Van Sant's Psychos. I haven't found a reason for why Soderbergh did this, but it's pretty funny. As questionable as the Van Sant version was, it makes one wonder what the point was in editing the two films together into one full length super Psycho.
As a fan of Psycho I'm always fascinated with any new perspectives on the film. See what you think about this and then drop me a line.