I was twelve years old when my sister got her driver’s license. Mom let her take me to the drive-in movies to see ‘PSYCHO’. At the cellar scene with the chair turning round, seeing the corpse of Norman’s mother, and hearing the blood curdling screams, I put my hands over my ears and jumped out of the car! Of course, with all the speakers on I couldn’t escape the terror!
I have been following the A and E series, ‘Bates Motel’. It’s quite awesome now that I’m grown and have my courage up! The series fills in the missing pieces of Norman’s early life and continues into the madness of his adulthood.
I found this quote in season 4, episode 2 quite appropriate…Norman reading to Norma from ‘Great Expectations’…”You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to be displaced by your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me,…Estella, to the last hour of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil.”
Norman should have started to read with this part of the dialogue…”You are part of my existence, part of my-self.” Wouldn’t you agree ?!