Here's What Steven Soderbergh's Version of 'Psycho' Looks Like

Here's What Steven Soderbergh's Version of 'Psycho' Looks Like

Feb 26, 2014


For a guy who said he was going to retire, Steven Soderbergh has kept himself rather busy. He recently celebrated the successes of Behind the Candelabra, about flamboyant pianist Liberace (and his hair), which took home multiple Golden Globes. His 10-part miniseries for Cinemax called The Knick will debut this year. Soon, we’ll see Chloe Grace Moretz starting in his off-Broadway play The Library. In the meantime, the tireless director has whipped up an experimental cut of Psycho (playfully called Psychos) — probably between his morning coffee and mowing the lawn, no biggie.

Combining Hitchcock’s 1960 landmark film with Gus Van Sant’s 1998 shot-for-shot remake, Soderbergh’s remix darts between color footage and the black-and-white grain of Hitchcock’s original with surreal results — particularly during the famous shower scene. The juxtaposition between Marion Crane’s (Janet Leigh and Ann Heche) faces as the women slide down the shower wall is eerie. It’s almost as though Leigh’s image is Heche’s soon-to-be ghost. Watch the iconic murder done the Soderbergh way, below.

When you're done with that, watch the full film on Soderbergh's website. [Spotted via Slate]


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