Free Download | The Psycho File: A Comprehensive Guide to Hitchcock's Classic Shocker | Joseph Smith

Joseph W. Smith's THE PSYCHO FILE is exactly what its subtitle suggests: A Comprehensive Guide to Hitchcock's Classic Shocker. The book begins at the beginning - with Ed Gein (Norman Bates' inspiration) and Robert Bloch's novel - and continues with a production history overview, a scene by scene analysis that synthesizes several other authors' insights (with several offered by Mr. Smith himself - and even those of his high school students!) - the book then continues with a chapter analyzing the film's main themes and concludes with a look at the sequels to the 1960 classic. Highly readable, highly insightful, this book is a page-turner. I loved it and can't recommend it enough to anyone interested in PSYCHO and its deeper implications.