-- Includes excerpts from reviews and an examination of the impact of the film. -- Provides a background including biographies of key cast and crew ... Show synopsis -- Includes excerpts from reviews and an examination of the impact of the film. -- Provides a background including biographies of key cast and crew and the cultural context of the movie. -- Looks at production, key scenes, themes and techniques used in making the film. Go behind the scenes with the ultimate film guides and get the bigger picture. Understand how Alfred Hitchcock influenced some of Hollywood's greatest directors and how Psycho was credited with creating a genre of its own and later revered as a cinematic classic despite having no financial backing. Consider the importance of film style and key scenes, and learn how the film engages the audience by the use of narrative. Understand what role camera shots and music had on building a cinematic experience. Get short biographies of Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Joseph Stefano, screenplay, Saul Bass, Bernard Hermann, music, and Alfred Hitchcock. Included is a bibliography of books and articles on Psycho and a listing of cinematic terms. Learn the decisions behind casting Janet Leigh in the leading role and what the character of Norman Bates did for Anthony Perkins career. Written in an accessible style, Psycho is excellent reading for the movie fan and film student alike.