I don't know if "adorable is the exact right word, but it's a hoot. And appropriate as we're upon the Academy Awards tomorrow. This is a cat watching a horror movie.
It's easy to anthropomorphize animals, and so it's hard to tell, it being a cat and all, exactly what it's actually reacting to (certainly it hasn't gotten caught up in the story and dialogue), there's nonetheless something that seems oh-so valid about this, aware of the tense music, facial expressions, tentative movements, who knows? -- all the more so since, at about 50 seconds in, we hear a brief line of dialogue which identifies not only what famous horror movie this is, but classic, terrifying moment...
(For those who can't decipher it, I'll explain below, so as not to give it away. Not only for the the fun of discovery in this video, but also the surprise in the movie itself for those who haven't seen it and plan to.)
Okay, here's an explanation of what movie the cat is watching -- and what specific scene is taking place on the screen.
I'll give the answer below...
By the way, as I noted above, the scene is a big plot twist, so if you haven't watched the movie yet and plan to -- and don't want the twist given away -- only read the first paragraph below and stop there.
The movie that is being played here is the Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
As for the scene, this the sequence where Lila, the sister of Marion Crane (played by Janet Leigh) has come to town to find out what's been going on with her sister, who she hasn't heard from. With Norman having been temporarily diverted, Lila has sneaked into the house and is creeping down the stairs, where she spots his mother, Mrs. Bates, in a chair, with her back to Lila. And it's there where she turns the chair around and makes one of the most famous, scary discoveries in Hollywood movies. With which the cat here appears to agree...
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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