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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Norman Bates
Norman Bates
Portrayed by: Anthony Perkins
Mary Crane
Marion Crane
Portrayed by: Janet Leigh
Psycho Book vs Movie
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   Mary is beheaded by Bates in the shower. She is stabbed repeatedly in the chest.
   Mary's story is very limited. Marion takes up a large portion of the film.
   Sam explains Norman's pathology to Lila. A Psychiatrist explains Norman's mind.
   Norman is losing his hair. Norman has a full head of hair.
   Bates is interested in spiritualism, the occult and pornography. He isn't.
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