The original "Psycho"
SmokeScreener - wrote on 06/02/09
I have always enjoyed this dark, moody film. What impressed me the first time I watched it was how disposable many of the major characters are, the great change in the plot that occurs with the death of Janet Leigh, and the fabulous twist at the end. When I watch it now, knowing all of those things, it is great to see how the film is structured, and to watch Anthony Perkins measured and creepy performance. The film is a true masterpiece, especially if you can remember that it predates every slasher film ever made.
As always, I evaulated the film for scenes of smoking. The film had very little tobacco use. The most prominent scene occurs when the psychiatrist punctuates his diagnosis of Norman Bates by lighting a cigarette. The film earned a SmokeScreeners Rating of 3 Butts. http://tinyurl.com/lveonr