Re: RARA-AVIS: faux Freud

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 01 May 2000 wrote:

> Agree, there was alot of that in those days, when psychology was going to save
> humanity, if we would just listen to them. Wasn't that the sort of thing that
> Hitchcock was mocking at the end of Psycho, with the long, oh-so-rational
> explanation of Norman? Always wondered if it was taken from the novel, which
> may have meant it seriously.

I agree with you. I've always thought that the end of the film was parody of films like Richard Fleischer's "Compulsion" (1955; about Loeb and that other guy whose name escapes me). But it's boring - Hitch shouldn't have done it!


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