Directed "Salome" by Richard Strauss
, Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Germany. NOTE: This was the first opera he directed.
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It's only in recent years that people have elevated a film like Psycho
(1960) to the status of a classic. When it came out in 1960 it was pretty much roundly denounced as a scary film but not of much value. Because in those days the horror genre was really sort of a rock bottom, you know, fringe thing. And [Alfred Hitchcock
] himself had never made a film as violent or terrifying as that. He's the...
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 372-375. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.