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Psycho(Remake) - Where Is Norman?
Watch closely as the detective is pulling into the "parking lot" of the Bates motel for the second time to sneak into Norman's house to see his mother. Stop reading if you haven't seen the movie, and wish to do so, or it will ruin the movie. You can see in the background that Norman is taking linens to a room near 10. He enters the room before the detective gets out of his car.
When the detective goes up to the house, Norman's "mother"(which you need to know from the end of the movie that Norman is his mother)comes from upstairs to kill the detective. Can Norman teleport or something?
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Nairb on 01-10-2000
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shawn writes:
Actually, it is quite credible for Norman to go up the front entrance of the house because there is a little gap in the motel where the building splits as Lila Crane (Vera Miles) walks through it later, so he could have gone right through that gap when you see him walk down the patio of the motel. And also, Arbogast (the detective) goes into the motel first to search for Norman and he roots around in there a little, before going up to the house. Then he hesitates before going in. Then he finally does and he goes upstairs very slowly. So Norman had plenty of time to go up to the house and be ready as "mother" when Arbogast got to the top of the stairs.
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Tony writes:
A lot of old, big houses have 2 or 3 ways to get upstairs, for servants, etc. Norman oviously used a back entrance and a back staircase.
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Clark writes:
This is also supposed to add some mystery. If you have ever seen a good suspence movie this always happens; the killer is never where you think he, she, or they is or are.
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random writes:
I don’t think this was a mistake, but rather done very purposefully, so the audience would not yet suspect the killer was Norman. Why else would they have even bothered showing Norman walking around with linen-something that is completely unnecessary to the storyline? It was (on the surface) an innocent enough appearance for the audience to not get suspicious that since they had bothered showing Norman he must be linked in some way, yet at the same time, makes it appear unlikely that he could be back waiting at the top of the stairs dressed as a woman within minutes. However, watching back a second time, it is not impossible that he could get there.
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