Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

James as Janet

At the Projecter, we strive to bring you news of interesting new events .... such as this: 

James Franco has taken inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO for his debut exhibition in Britain. The star of 127 HOURS and MILK, among others, recreates scenes from the 1960 classic and dons a wig to play Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, on her way to the Bates Motel. 

The exhibition has been curated and encouraged by artist Douglas Gordon whose work includes that 24 HOUR PSYCHO in which a projection of the film is slowed down to last an entire day. Arty or what ? 
Franco said: "In this show we go back to the original locations and images of PSYCHO and alter them so that once again the viewer's relationship with the material changes"

Well, we love PSYCHO here and was stunned by it again last year, during that Hitchcock summer, as per Hitch, Leigh labels. I have written on how it and Antonioni's L'AVVENTURA ushered in the new cinema of the '60s.

PSYCHO NACIREMA, James Franco presented by Douglas Gordon is at Pace London in Lexinton Street, until August 3.

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