Freddie Highmore : a golden stone has been carried to the History of Madness in cinema

Christmas spirit : a review from 2017 about Bates Motel, and the outstanding performance of F. Highmore. It’s a bit old but serial killers never grow old 😉 and it’s free, as usual !

Sébastien Pellé

We all know a couple of actors who brilliantly embodied the craziness of being : Klaus Kinski, Mia Farrow, Faye Dunnaway, Anthony Hopkins and, of course, leading to our point : Anthony Perkins. In modern movies, Brad Pitt has also offered a pretty convenient interpretation of what is supposed to be for us, people of the 20th and 21st centuries, schizophrenia, paranoia, or, in light of a more contemporary psychological reading : PTSD (Post Trauma Stress Disorder) which, notably, implies a cause to the actual disorderedness. But, whatever you call it, it’s always all about the artefacts through which we picture to ourselves how it’s like to be crazy, and not the craziness itself.

The most spectacular approach of it, as depicted by the entire history of cinema from its origins, if you think of the German expressionism period and of Murnau’s Nosferatu and Fritz Lang’s M

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