Happy October! Here have the gorgeous theme for Psycho II.
The first touching moment between Norman and Mary. I cried watching this part, it was so beautiful. Here’s some of the scene:
Norman Bates: Just don’t let them take me back to the institution, all right?
Mary: [cradling Norman] Don’t worry, Norman. I won’t.
Norman Bates: You smell good.
Mary: I do?
Norman Bates: Yeah.
Mary: What do I smell like?
Norman Bates: You smell like… like the toasted cheese sandwiches.
Norman Bates: That my mother used to bring me when I was in bed with a temperature. She used to do lots of nice things for me before she went… before she became…
Mary: Shh. Just remember the good things she did for you. Only the good things.
Norman Bates: I can’t. They’re not there anymore.
Mary: Of course they’re there!
Norman Bates: No, the doctors took them all away. Along with everything else.
Norman Bates: Except… except those sandwiches.
I really, really, really wanted to love this scene. But it always left me kind of cringing and hoping it would end, so I could imagine it happened the way it should have.
Meg Tilly just came across far too stiff in this scene, and her shushing of Norman sounded too harsh, not as comforting as it was supposed to be. I liked her in most of the movie, but this scene just felt too forced. It makes me think about the gossip of the off-screen tension between Tilly and Anthony Perkins, and takes me away from the scene.
That might sound nitpicky, but I really wish this scene actually was the sweet tender moment we pretend and wish it was.
Sometimes I feel the same way about Tony many people do about Mads Mikkelsen, like “who lets you dress yourself are you 12?”
Can we just talk about how crazy the resemblance is??
Yes, let’s talk about this. They don’t look anything alike. Don’t get me wrong, I’m liking Freddie as Norman, but come on.