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Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Wincott, Jessica Biel, James D'Arcy, Ralph Macchio, Kurtwood Smith, Richard Portnow
strychnine | Ed Gein
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Director Alfred Hitchcock tells his writer wife Alma, refers to the books he has screened "Sleeping pills with dust jackets." (0:05)

Alfred tells his assistant Peggy, "... says this book Psycho by Robert Bloch is fiendishly entertaining."
"This is about Ed Gein, the mass murderer from Wisconsin: 'graphic elements of brutal violence, voyeurism, transvestitism, and incest. Very nice. Not your average run-of-the-mill nut case..." (0:08)

Writer Joe Stefano tells Alfred, "My shrink session went overtime. I see him every day."

Alfred: "I thought it was only directors' assistants who needed psychiatrists..."
Joe: "Did you see a shrink Mr. Hitchcock?"
Alfred: "It boggles my brain just trying to imagine what you and your shrink could possibly talk about every day." (0:21)

Alfred, lying on a couch, tells his psychiatrist, "The take sadistic pleasure in denying me that one little momoent." (0:24)

We hear the soundtrack in the background: "Mrs. Bates died of strychnine poisoning..." (1:13)

Alfred tells Production Code supervisor Geoffrey, "What you think you're seeing is purely informed by the power of suggestion." (1:21)