Psycho

Plot hole: When the cop comes back after making the phone call, he's just missed Norman. He heads over to the office and calls out for Bates. He's in there around 45 seconds. Then he leaves and heads towards the big house. How can Norman be at the house ready to kill him in his mothers clothes, when he had no idea the cop was back and he would not have had time to get there from where he was, right at the far end of the cabins?

Jimmy Gletherow

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Suggested correction: Because Norman heard/saw him coming up the road. Norman hesitates before he goes into a cabin or behind one, it's not clear which. He has seen Arbogast's car before and recognizes it. He goes the back way between the two buildings of cabins (just like Vera miles does later when she goes to the house) and up to the house to put the dress/wig on and be ready for Arbogast when he gets to the top of the stairs.

Deliberate mistake: When Norman picks up Marion's supposedly naked body to carry it to his trunk, a bra is visible through the shower curtain. Gus Van Sant included this goof in his 1998 remake.

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Norman Bates: She might have fooled me, but she didn't fool my mother.

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Trivia: The blood in the infamous shower scene is actually chocolate syrup.

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Question: I'm doing horror movies in my Media Studies course and we're looking at this film in great depth. There were many themes that came up a lot in the film, mainly mirrors, birds and eyes. I've had loads of interpretations of all of these, but does anyone know what they symbolise?

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Chosen answer: Birds are just a favourite choice of spooky animal that Alfred Hitchcock seems to use hence the film "The Birds". Eyes show the window to our soul where our deepest fears originate and who isn't scared of getting knifed in the shower. The mirrors i can't explain but I can suggest that it just looks creepy.

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