Originally Posted by Catlady
Even though I love Cornell Woolrich, Hitchcock's Rear Window is much better than the Woolrich story it was based on. And Hitchcock's Psycho is a vast improvement on the Robert Bloch novel.
I think that Hitchcock's Psycho
is on par with Bloch's novel. I could even accept the argument that it's better in some aspects, but to call it a "vast improvement"? Here we have to part ways.
BTW, the fact that the LotR movies "cut to the chase" is probably a boon to people with the attention-span of toddlers
EDIT: Regarding Psycho
, there's nothing in the book that matches the pathos of the shower scene. Here I gladly conceded the superiority of the movie.