Film Screening: Psycho, 1960
THE END: A season of films depicted in Mario Rossi’s The End, a work featured in Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always that captures in paint the final frames of one hundred film endings.
Each film is introduced with a talk from a guest artist or filmmaker.
Psycho, 1960, directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), is on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend and is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.