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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In the Book In the Movie
   Norman resents his mother. He accepts her for who she is.
   This doesn't happen. Marion and Sam have sex in a hotel before she steals the money.
   Mary's earring is found in the bathroom indicating that she was there. A scrap of paper that failed to be flushed down the toilet indicates that Marion was there.
   The murdered woman is named Mary Crane. Her name is Marion Crane.
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