A Champagne Cork & The Scouse of Distinction (Totally Random Film Quotes)

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Psycho 3 (USA 1986)

psycho3Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the bathroom. Norman Bates is watching you. Like God, he is watching all of us. Particularly young ladies with loose morals (or should that be bowels?) who believe they are safe just because they are sitting on the john…I love the screenplay here. As a poster flick for the tacky 80s this artful product is cheap and nasty. Like Donald Trump. The addition of sleaze bag character Duane Duke was a masterstroke. He is comedy gold: ignorant, yet as inoffensively shallow as a child’s paddling pool. [Read more…]

Psycho (1960 USA)

psycho5Imagine it is July 1960. You’ve just paid your thirty pieces of silver to the pharisees that own the movie theatre. You are shut in with all the other well dressed patrons. Not one tattoo amongst them, no mobile phones, no cries of “Shaniqua, move beeyatch!” or hip hop muzak to disturb the ambience. The lights go down. And then the screaming starts! Just ignore those kids to your left rioting over a pair of sneakers and keep your eyes on that screen up there. This here is the inspiration for many future classics like Eaten Alive. Show some respect! [Read more…]

PSYCHO 2 (United States 1983)

Psycho-2--DVD-MenuA sequel to “Psycho” was a pretty daring prospect, since Hitchcock’s original is held in such high regard. The filmmakers wisely avoided getting pretentious about the subject matter. Don’t forget, Hitchcock himself regarded “Psycho” as a black comedy, and “Psycho II” maintains a more obvious sense of humor than the original. [Read more…]

PRETTY POISON ( United States1968)

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“Pretty Poison” is an interesting, unpredictable watch. Directed by Noel Black, this film is the story of a recently released Dennis Pitt (from a mental hospital), who’s trying to begin a new life in the real world (while still stuck in a childhood fantasy world in his mind). [Read more…]

THE TRIAL (France 1962)

l_57427_0bda35dcA harmless, inconsequential clerk wakes up one morning to find himself accused of something (he never discovers what). Secret policemen enter his bedroom and subject him to a frightening interrogation in which every answer provokes a new line of questioning. [Read more…]

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