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Question #77655 posted on 05/20/2014 8:12 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Warning: Potential Psycho spoilers ahead.

I was watching the climactic part [url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWHYmNrAFlI"]and was disappointed that when Norman Bates first enters, it appears to be a stand-in rather than Anthony Perkins. It looks like they cut Anthony Perkins in at about 1:19.

Does anyone agree or disagree? I would appreciate your careful analysis of 1:09–1:17.

--Where Is Alma Reville When We Need Her?

A:

Dear Buried in Los Angeles,

I love Alfred Hitchcock movies! But I would disagree. Anthony Perkins is pretty recognizable, and it would take a lot of convincing to change my mind that this man:

pic1.png

isn't this man:

 Tony-Perkins-OCBD.jpg

There were some moments when I paused the clip when I wasn't sure it was him, but the instance where I took a screenshot (the first picture posted in this answer) proves to me that it is. There's just nobody else with a face like that. So distinctive, and so creepy.

Also, because it will give you nightmares:

 norman-bates-psychose.jpg

Not sleeping tonight either,

Hobo