Actress Janet Leigh dead at age 77

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Actress Janet Leigh dead at age 77

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Star of the shower scene in Psycho, Janet Leigh is no more.

:( http://edition.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Mov ... index.html
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It's rumored that Hitchcock wanted her to appear topless in the scene.

But she certainly filled out that brassiere nicely in the opening sequence.

Chocolate sauce for the blood, as I recall.
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My condolences to your wife, Nigel.
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BWA!HA!HA!

I was about to correct that . . . "[Engage Annoying Dweeb Voice.--Ed.] Hey, his wife is Jamie Lee Curtis and . . . er. . . . [/Disengage Annoying Dweeb Voice.--Ed]

I just watched the ORIGINAL and ONLY The Manchurian Candidate. JLC is an odd character that seems trumped up to give Franki a "love interest."

However, she is FUNNY in the roll and gives the movie some of its "sick" charm.

Sad to see her go.

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Doctor X wrote: I just watched the ORIGINAL and ONLY The Manchurian Candidate. JLC is an odd character that seems trumped up to give Franki a "love interest."

Oh I think the scene with Janet and Frank on the train is just one of the best and sexiest in film history.
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Doctor Mabuse wrote:It's rumored that Hitchcock wanted her to appear topless in the scene.

But she certainly filled out that brassiere nicely in the opening sequence.
The Psycho I watched had her au natural. It was filmed creatively from different angles so you don't see anything. We are talking about 1960 after all. A time when married couples on TV slept in different beds.
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SkepticJ wrote:
Doctor Mabuse wrote:It's rumored that Hitchcock wanted her to appear topless in the scene.

But she certainly filled out that brassiere nicely in the opening sequence.
The Psycho I watched had her au natural. It was filmed creatively from different angles so you don't see anything. We are talking about 1960 after all. A time when married couples on TV slept in different beds.
It wasn't so much the morality of not showing anything (though that certainly played a part) but it was much scarier to think you saw the knife penetrate flesh than actually see it, a la Jason. Hitchcock was the master of suspense for a reason.
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SkepticJ wrote:The Psycho I watched had her au natural. It was filmed creatively from different angles so you don't see anything. We are talking about 1960 after all. A time when married couples on TV slept in different beds.
Today's obit (Boston Globe) has her wearing a flesh-colored moleskin thing during the filming.

Figure the movie was shot in beautiful black and white for something around 100 thousand dollars, and still carries a punch. I'd love to see it again for the first time. That scene where Vera Miles finally meets Mrs. Bates in the root cellar - those eye sockets....
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