Standing Tall…On the Wings of My Dream!January 28th, 2010 by Damon
I suppose I shouldn’t knock it without having seen it, but I never understood the point of Gus Van Sant’s shot-by-shot remake of Psycho. (Also, Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates seems like a disservice to both of them.) When it came out, I thought, why would anyone put all that effort into just repeating something, right down to the very last shot?*
Well, now I know. Below you will find a remake done right. Kudos to the filmmakers–genius concept, masterful execution.
For good measure, here it is, side-by-side, with the original.
*Apparently, Van Sant’s version is slightly different. He added a masturbation scene. Which is appropriate.