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Three (Mesmerizing) Hitchcock Villains Revisited on Halloween

Posted on the 31 October 2013 by Lady Eve @TheLaydeeEve
Three (Mesmerizing) Hitchcock Villains Revisited on Halloween
Today (and today only) our friend Lara of Backlots is hosting a one day Hitchcock Halloween blogathon and for the occasion I'm resurrecting an old favorite from the Reel Life archives.
In January 2011 the Classic Movie Blog Association hosted a Hitchcock blogathon and I decided rather than blog about a particular film, I'd take another approach. The result was an exploration of three legendary Hitchcock killers and the actors who portrayed them: Joseph Cotten's Uncle Charlie in Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Robert Walker's Bruno Anthony in Strangers on a Train (1951) and Anthony Perkins's Norman Bates in Psycho (1960). I was and still am fascinated by the complex characters of Uncle Charlie, Bruno and Norman - and with the masterful performance of each of the three daring actors who took a turn as one of what film critic/historian David Thomson calls Hitchcock's "smiling psychopaths."

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Three (Mesmerizing) Hitchcock Villains Revisited on Halloween

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