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OTTplay Now You Know - Psycho

Today, we’ll tell you lesser-known facts, trivia about Psycho, the Alfred Hitchcock thriller which was nominated for four Oscars and is considered by some as Hitchcock’s most compelling cinematic works.

Nikhil Kumar
Jan 17, 2022
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The podcast that brings you up to speed with lesser-known facts, anecdotes, trivia and a whole lot more about your favourite movies and shows. This is OTTplay Now You Know and I am your host Nikhil

Today, we’ll tell you about Psycho, the Alfred Hitchcock thriller which was nominated for four Oscars and is considered by some as Hitchcock’s most compelling cinematic works.

  1. Psycho may be considered a pioneer in various aspects of filmmaking but it also happens to be the first American film to actually show a toilet on screen. In fact, Psycho is the first Hollywood film to have inserted the sound of a toilet flushing. And this is a film that released in 1960!
  2. Ardent Hitchcock fans may already know this one about the iconic shower stabbing scene that’s considered the most memorable scenes in the film. As it turns out, the auteur used Bosco chocolate syrup to depict blood in the scene as it seemed appropriate. Now, that’s what we call killer sauce!
  3. Incidentally, speaking of the legendary shower scene, Hitchcock had initially planned to shoot the entire sequence as completely silent. But when he heard the bone-chilling track composed by Bernard Herrmann, he felt it actually complimented the mood and elevated the tension in the scene and decided to include it instead.
  4. Known today among Hitchcock’s most chilling works, Psycho is actually an adaptation of Robert Bloch’s novel of the same name. Incidentally, Hitchcock was so impressed by the book’s review in the New York Times that he acquired the rights to adapt it into a film for 9000 Dollars.

Alright, we hope you enjoyed getting to know more about your favourite Hitchcock thriller. I shall be back again with another podcast on lesser-known facts about a popular film or show. Until next time it's your host Nikhil outta here.

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