Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Character of the Week: Norman Bates

This week's character of the week is from Psycho, which is one of my favorite films. It is Norman Bates, momma's boy and owner of the Bates Motel. He is an interesting villain because you start out the film liking him. He seems a bit odd, must mostly like a nice guy. Anthony Perkins was magnifiscent in this film and really makes you side with him at parts. He is a murderer so you really should hate him and want him to get caught, but in the scene where he is trying to sink Marion Crane's car, you get nervous for him and want the car to sink. You also side with him in the scene where he is being questioned by the detective and it is somewhat of a relief when the detective dies. Here is the ending scene of Psycho, where he Anthony Perkins says nothing, but delivers such a great performance.

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