TIL Psycho (1960) set a new level of acceptability for violence, deviant behavior and sexuality in American films, and is widely considered to be the earliest example of the slasher film genre. Hitchock was initially against the music in the shower scene but the composer ignored his direction

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  1. I wish I could see it with fresh eyes the way Hitchcock directed it. The music is iconic, but in a way removes the viewer from the act, reminds you it is a movie. Hitchcock’s way would have left the viewer no retreat from the sound of the struggle and the victim, it would have been a total immersion into the horror. The difference between a show and an experience.

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