i saw psycho
There were about 20 people at Rave Western Hills when I saw Psycho this afternoon.
My only real question about the film is why did it have an R rating? The movie was released in 1960, 10 years before the MPAA system began, and it has been shown unedited on over-the-air and cable television a bazillion times since the late 1960s. I was just as surprised earlier this summer when Jaws kept its PG rating from 1975 when it would undoubtedly be PG-13 now. I would think, at the most, that Psycho would be PG-13.
I've seen the movie before, obviously. Watching it commercial-less in the theater makes you realize that the first half is not only more famous, scene by scene, but it also moves a little more quickly than the second half.
I snickered quite a few times, but I was the only person in the audience who did. After you watch Psycho a few times you realize that some of the lines are double-entendres and are pretty funny! Did I just have a sick sense of humor compared to the others in the theater? Had the others not watched the movie before? Was I the only one there with a sense of humor?
On the other hand, the shower scene IS graphic, even though you actually see very little!