Psycho

Deliberate mistake: When the CA. trooper is at the front of her car, the Arizona license plate is shown. In 1989, Arizona began issuing a single license plate and that plate is always on the back of the vehicle. This is deliberate, as the remake follows the original movie shot by shot, and there the trooper checks the front license plate.

Dennis Gannon

Revealing mistake: As a homage to the original; when Norman carries Marion's dead body, wrapped in the shower curtain to the car, you can see her bra strap through the curtain.

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Trivia: Director Gus van Sant has a cameo at the beginning of the movie when Marion enters the office after her lunch break - he is talking to someone looking just like Alfred Hitchcock.

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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.

Milton Arbogast: Oh, someone has seen her, all right. Someone always sees a girl with $400,000.

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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

Question: About 15 minutes in why does the view in the rear view mirror show the police car and a semi being driven from the right-hand side and the police car pulling off the left side of the road? I think this is a double negative. This is not what you will see in a car mirror. (01:15:50)

Answer: What is shown is what you would see in the rearview mirror. Being in the mirror, it's a reverse image. Think about if you were looking at the cars pulled over head on/facing the driver, the road and the driver would be on your right. Shots in the mirror though shows the road and the driver on your left, the reverse.

Bishop73

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