Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Martin Balsam, John Gavin, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: R (Restricted)
Runtime: 109 minutes

Numerous critics had already sharpened their knives even before Gus Van Sant's shot-for-shot color "re-creation" of the 1960 black-and-white Hitchcock classic was released, chiding the Good Will Hunting director for defiling hallowed ground. This in… more »

Norman Bates' Mother:
No! I tell you no! I won't have you bringing in some young girl in for supper! By candlelight, I suppose, in the cheap erotic fashion of young men with cheap erotic minds!

Norman Bates:
Mother, please...!

Norman Bates' Mother:
And then what? After supper? Music? Whispers?

Norman Bates:
Mother, she's a stranger. She's hungry, and it's raining out!

Norman Bates' Mother:
[mockingly] "Mother, she's just a stranger"! As if men don't desire strangers! As if.. ooh, I refuse to speak of disgusting things, because they disgust me! You understand, boy? Go on, go tell her she'll not be appeasing her ugly appetite with my food or my son! Or do I have to tell you because you don't have the guts?

Norman Bates:
[shouts] Mother, shut up! Shut up!

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