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Psycho (the 1960 movie)


Alfred Hitchcock was famous for directing films of the suspense/horror genre.  One of his most famous movies was the 1960 film Psycho.  This motion picture concerned a mother-obsessed evil man, Norman Bates, who murdered the travelers who came to stay at his motel.



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Hitchcock, Alfred (Subject)
  • Psycho (Title)



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PN1997 .P79
  • PN1998.3 .H58



Circulating Books and Films  –  A Selected List


  • Bellour, Raymond. The Analysis of Film. 2000.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 B4513 2000
  • Conrad, Peter. The Hitchcock Murders. 2000.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 C66 2000
  • Hitchcock, Alfred (Director). Psycho. 1960, 1995.
    • Call Number: PN1997 .P79 1995 (VHS Home Video)
  • Hitchcock, Alfred (Director). Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection. 2005.
    • Call Number: PN1997 .A1 A39 2005 Discs 5-8 (DVD – Includes Psycho)
  • Krohn, Bill. Hitchcock at Work. 2000.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 K76 2000
  • Rebello, Stephen. Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. 1990.
    • Call Number: PN1997 .P793 R43 1990
  • Spoto, Donald. The Art of Alfred Hitchcock. 1992.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 S68 1992
  • Walker, Michael. Hitchcock’s Motifs. 2005.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 W36 2005
  • Wood, Robin. Hitchcock’s Films Revisited. 1989.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 W66 1989



Reference Materials


  • Encyclopedia of Alfred Hitchcock.Call Number: REF PN1998.3 .H58 L45 2002
    • Pgs. 260-262
  • Encyclopedia of Film Noir. Call Number: REF PN1995.9 .F54 M39 2007
    • Pgs. 111, 221, 222, 376, 422
  • Films by Genre.Call Number: REF PN1998 .L63 1993
    • Pgs. 18, 69, 70, 134, 242, 277, 348
  • Motion Picture Guide. –  Call Number: REF PN1995 .N346 1985
    • Vol. 6, pgs. 2483-2484
  • Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film.Call Number: REF PN1993.45 .G65 2007
    • Vol. 2, pgs.394-395 
    • Vol. 3, pgs. 164-165



Electronic Databases  

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Film & Television Literature Index
  • Humanities Full Text



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