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Sunday's suggested film: 'Psycho' by Alfred Hitchcock

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Sunday is typically the day to sleep in, clean, do laundry and catch up on all the chores. Once you've got it all done- or at least pretend it's all done- it is finally time to relax. There is no better way to relax than to sit back and watch a film.

To help you decide which film to watch rather than scrolling through endless possibilities, today's suggested film is the 1960 horror-thriller film "Psycho" by Alfred Hitchcock.

"Psycho" is known as one of Hitchcock's best films and considered to be amongst the greatest films of all time. During the time of its release, cinema was inventing new ways to attract a younger audience. To attract this new audience, the new films style included sex, violence and controversial topics-a style we still see often in today's films.

The lead character, Marion Crane, steals $40,000 from her employer and finds herself on the run. She must take a break and ends up at the Bates Motel managed by Norman Bates a seemingly nice, awkward man dominated by his mother. The storyline may seem like a predictable snooze but it's no where near boring.

The brilliant Hitchcock will have you constantly questioning the plot and second-guessing your theories. Each character is perfectly characterized. Marion Crane is like any other woman except for the fact that she is having an affair and steals thousands of dollars. However, you will still root for her escape the same way you will find yourself loving Norman Bates who provides plenty of awkward, uneasy conversations.

The storyline, dialogue, music, and acting overall make the film a classic horror. With intense music, this film gives you an eerie feeling and provides anticipation of horror to come. After sitting at the edge of your seat for most of the film you will see an ending no one would have ever expected.

"Psycho" is a classic film that everyone must see and even if you have already seen it, it is worth seeing again.

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