Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello


I haven't watched the movie 'Psycho' starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh since sometime in the 1990s. I remember thinking this was an excellent movie on so many levels at the time. I should seriously rewatch it again in the near future.

When I came across the unabridged audio version of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello, I couldn't resist listening to it. I'm so glad that I decided to listen to this audiobook. It's well narrated by Richard Powers. The book itself is well organized and linear as it follows the events of how Alfred Hitchcock came to make 'Psycho', the making of the movie itself, the movie's reception, it's legacy, and so on... Plus, more information about Alfred Hitchcock, the man himself, is also shared throughout this amazing read.

I highly recommend Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello to movie buffs, Alfred Hitchcock fans, and fans of the movie, 'Psycho'.

Below is the summary for Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello from Audible:
Here is a gripping, behind-the-scenes look inside the classic suspense shocker Psycho - and the creative genius who revolutionized filmmaking.

First released in June 1960, Psycho altered the landscape of horror films forever. But just as compelling as the movie itself is the story behind it.

Stephen Rebello brings to life the creation of one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, from the story of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to Hitchcock’s groundbreaking achievements in cinematography, sound, editing, and promotion. Packed with captivating insights from the film’s stars, writers, and crew members, Hitchcock is a riveting and definitive history of a signature Hitchcock cinematic masterpiece.

Stephen Rebello is a screenwriter and author of several nonfiction books, including Reel Art: Great Posters from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen. He has written feature articles for numerous major publications, and his celebrity interviews have drawn out provocative revelations from countless stars. He is currently a contributing editor at Playboy magazine.
I am giving Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. Ooh! It would be interesting to learn about the making of Psycho. This one is going on my list!

  2. Thanks for sharing this with me! I might have to try this - and the adaptation. :)