No. People never run away from anything. The rain didn’t last long did it. You know what I think? I think that we’re all in our private traps–clamped in them. And none of us can ever get out. We–we scratch and claw but only at each other. And for all of it, we never budge an inch.”

Norman Bates, ‘Psycho’. screenplay by Joseph Stefano.

this is a common enough view of life.

norman bates was merely playing a role though.

speaking in the way he felt people spoke.

hitchcock called the film a comedy.

the logic of its narrative is beautiful; much like ‘alice”.



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