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Alfred and Alma Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho

Go behind the scenes of Psycho–and the marriage of minds that created this masterpiece.

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They say the key to a healthy relationship is common interests, and Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville had plenty, like psychotic killers, disturbing murders, and shocking moviegoers around the globe.

“Hitchcock and his wife were ideally suited to each other,” says Stephen Rebello, author of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. The celebrated filmmaker did nothing without first consulting his wife–they were the rare Hollywood power couple that could actually work together.

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Hitchcock may have been one of the best directors of all time, but Reville was certainly one of the best film editors. The two often collaborated on scripts, cuts, edits, and ideas.

Watch Rebello discuss the married Masters of Suspense and the captivating tale behind their thrilling masterpiece, Psycho.

Want to discover more behind-the-scenes info from Psycho? Download Stephen Rebello's Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.

Featured still from 'Psycho' via Paramount Pictures