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Old August 31 2012, 11:03 AM   #28
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Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series

The other thing to note about the twist is that apparently in the late 50s and early 1960s, it would have been common for people to walk into a cinema halfway through a showing. They would then sit on through the next showing until they'd reached the point of the movie where they first came in (at the last showing) and then go home.

Hitch persuaded movie owners not to let audience members do this for Psycho, as he reckoned that seeing the movie in this fashion would diminish the power of the twist, whereby the movie's apparent heroine was killed off so brutally and relatively early.
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