Extra Milestone – Psycho (1960), Se7en (1995)

Guy Simons Jr. (of Anyway, That’s All I Got fame) joins me for the first time on Extra Milestone for a special Halloween episode devoted to two of the greatest serial killer movies of all time! Kicking off our conversation is Alfred Hitchcock’s game-changing masterpiece Psycho, including the unique and revolutionary distribution of the film, the ways in which it insidiously sets itself apart from every other movie, whether or not it should be considered a ‘slasher,’ and more! After that, we jump forward to David Fincher’s haunting detective thriller Se7en, a movie which one of us had somehow never seen until now! We also discuss the film’s somewhat troubled legacy, the ways in which it has infiltrated the internet consciousness, and even some valuable insight on whether or not it should be viewed as an optimistic film!

SHOW NOTES:

  • 00:04:05 – Psycho
  • 01:01:35 – Se7en

MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: “Prelude” by Bernard Herrmann, “Closer (Precursor)” by Nine Inch Nails, trailers for Psycho and Se7en

CINEMAHOLICS IN THIS EPISODE: Sam Noland and Guy Simons Jr.

NEXT WEEK: Will Ashton returns to Extra Milestone to discuss three unique auteur projects from the end of the 20th Century: David Lynch’s The Elephant Man, Martin Scorsese’s After Hours, and Abbas Kiarostami’s Close-Up!


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6 Comments

  1. Sam, I know a lot of people will tell you that ZODIAC is priority #1 but I hope you also check out GONE GIRL and GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO as well pretty soon. I hope a Fincher marathon is in your future.

    1. It’s more effective than you might think, especially when viewing SE7EN second. Really becomes clear just how much PSYCHO paved the way for so many powerful films we love now. Thanks for listening!

  2. I watched SE7EN at a stupidly young age, just 9 years old. To this day, I lose my lunch whenever someone offhandedly mentions the seven deadly sins. Blame my parents!

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