Psycho

Continuity mistake: Marion gets into the bathtub/shower, and unwraps a bar of soap, throwing the wrapper down into the tub. Later when Norman is cleaning the bathtub, the wrapper has vanished.

Continuity mistake: When Marion searches for a place to hide the money, the lamp on the nightstand is over to the left side. However, when Marion places the newspaper on the nightstand, the lamp has moved to the center.

Continuity mistake: When Norman is spying on Marion through the holes in the wall, the long shot shows Norman's face about a foot away from the smaller hole. In the closeup, his eyeball is right up against the smaller hole on the outer sheetrock wall. When we return to the long shot, he's back to a foot away.

Continuity mistake: When Norman comes out of the room to move Marion's car, you can hear the room door close but you can see that the door is not closed all the way (you can see light at the top.) He moves the car and now the door is closed tight.

Dennis Gannon

Continuity mistake: When Norman shows Marion her room, the bed that is reflected in the mirror (that Norman walks past) doesn't have a nightstand next to it. However, when Norman and Marion stand in front of the mirror and talk, there is now a nightstand next to the bed.

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Trivia: When Arbogast enters Norman's house and scans his surroundings there is a statue of an angel casting a shadow that resembles someone stabbing.

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Question: When private investigator Milton Arbogast is attacked on the stairway, this film inserts two non sequitur pieces of footage right in the middle of the attack sequence: Just as Arbogast's face is slashed twice, a shot of a virtually-nude woman wearing a sleep-mask is inserted for a split-second, followed a moment later by a split-second insert of what appears to be a small calf standing in the middle of a road in a rainstorm. What is the meaning of those two inserts?

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: His life flashing before his eyes? Snapshots of Norman's fractured psyche? The director's vision?

Alan Keddie

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