Fey hotel owner kills female customer, director insinuates it’s because he’s the biggest mummy’s boy in cinematic history.
Macho hotel owner kills female customer, director insinuates it’s because he’s a bit of a wanker.
Despite the fact that it’s one of the most hated remakes ever made, we don’t actually mind this one.
Everyone bangs on about it being pointless, but it’s not strictly a shot-for-shot remake.
The opening scene shifts from a shocking gawp at Vivien Leigh in her bra to a glimpse of Viggo Mortenson’s tackle, for example – which is an example of why this flick was remade.
The original was accused of anti-homosexual undertones, the remake is a reply to that, with arguably anti-heterosexual undertones (This Norman masturbates when he’s looking at his Marion through a peep hole in a painting of a man about to rape a woman...).
We’re not saying it’s brilliant, just that it’s got more reason to exist than anything else on this list.
The Remake Remake:
We splice footage from the original Pyscho trailer, a 9 minute beast that sees Alfred wandering around the Bates Motel muttering about “terrible things,” with that bit from Good Will Hunting where Robin Williams repeats: “It’s not your fault, it’s not your fault.”
Then we send it to Van Sant.
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