Showing posts with label Psycho. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Psycho. Show all posts

Nov 3, 2017

Psycho Censors

Psycho is a genre-defining movie, regarded as one of the finest psychological horror films of all time. The film broke new ground in several ways.
It was also the first film to show a toilet flushing on screen. The censors objected to it and tried have the toilet scene removed, but Hitchcock objected. They eventually gave up trying to fix the film and let the toilet flush be shown. Interesting that the offending flush takes place about forty seconds before a character is brutally stabbed to death in a shower while completely naked.

Incidentally, Alfred Hitchcock staged the shower murder scene in such a way the censors could not find a specific shot that broke the censor's rules.

Jan 27, 2012

Toilet Talk

The film “Psycho” was the first movie to show a toilet flushing. The scene caused a huge number of complaints about indecency.

The Roman army didn’t have toilet paper so they used a water soaked sponge on the end of a stick instead.

The toilet is flushed more times during the super bowl halftime than at any time during the year.

The average person spends three years of their life sitting on the toilet.

Over $100,000 US dollars was spent on a study to determine whether most people put their toilet paper on the holder with the flap in front or behind. The results showed that three out of four people have the flap in the front.

The first toilet cubicle in a row is the least used.