|Is this really Norman Bates?|
You can’t trust anything in the movies. Here’s where Hitchcock really cheated, explains writer Steve North.
"Sitting with (Anthony) Perkins and hearing his stories was a moviegoer’s dream come true, but I had to take a stab at bringing him back to the nightmarish shower scene. I told him what I had heard, and asked if he would confirm the secret of "Psycho": that during the filming of the horrific moment where Norman Bates, in drag, dispatches Miss Crane, Anthony Perkins himself was…"
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