What's the Difference between Psycho the Book and Psycho the Movie?



Released: 1959
Author: Robert Bloch


Released: 1960
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
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In the Book In the Movie
Norman Bates
Norman Bates
Portrayed by: Anthony Perkins
Mary Crane
Marion Crane
Portrayed by: Janet Leigh
Psycho Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Arbogast was killed in the foyer. It was the stairwell.
   Sam is attracted to Mary's sister Lila and a romance begins. This doesn't happen.
   The story begins with Bates reading a history book. The film begins with a depiction of Marion's life. Bates isn't seen until 20 minutes into the film.
   In the novel, the main character's name is Mary Crane. In the movie, the main character's name is Marion Crane.
   Lila Crane finds a book in Norman's room that is filled with pornographic illustrations. She looks a book but we don't see what is inside.
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