Joseph Stefano - Quotes

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A boy's best friend is his mother. ---->>>

Psycho 11 and III say, in effect, there's no way to survive with a psychological problem. If you've got it, the law can keep you locked up because there's no chance for cure. ---->>>

In Psycho IV, the time is five years after III, and Norman is out of the hospital. He's a married man, and he's finally learned how to love somebody and have natural sex without killing his lover. ---->>>

Hitch was interested in what I had to offer, like one of my background ideas for Norman's upbringing. ---->>>

Hitch suggested a name actress to play Marion because the bigger the star the more unbelievable it would be that we would kill her. ---->>>

It's not like the original movie where you thought it was the mother committing the murders, but it was actually the son. I don't think it's possible to create the kind of shock today that we created in 1959. And I don't even want to try. ---->>>

We were mainly concerned about nudity - how much could be shown in 1959 and how much would convey, without being gratuitous, the terror of being attacked naked and wet. ---->>>

We all go a little mad sometimes. ---->>>

I didn't know it at the time, but Hitch didn't want to talk to me - he hated meeting with people he might have to reject. As it turned out, someone, maybe his agent, insisted that he interview me. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-05, 1922
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Die: 08-25, 2006
Occupation: Writer
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Joseph William Stefano (May 5, 1922 – August 25, 2006) was an American screenwriter, best known for adapting Robert Bloch's novel for Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho and for being the producer and co-writer of the original The Outer Limits TV series.(wikipedia)