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Perkins, Anthony

Motorpsycho Nightmare / Another Side of Bob Dylan / 1964
I was sleepin' like a rat
When I heard something jerkin'.
There stood Rita
Lookin' just like Tony Perkins.

Subject: Re: tony perkins? From: Gonigal ( Date: 16 Nov 1998 04:27:28 GMT In article <>, (Aaron 'doomsayer' Nielson) writes: >I'll be honest, I have no idea who Tony Perkins is so I always feel dumb >when I hear Dylan refer to him in Motorpsycho Nightmare. Anyone feel >like enlightenin' the younger fans on the joke? >Thank ya Tony Perkins, usually called Anthony Perkins, was the actor who played Norman Bates in the movie Psycho. If you've never seen Psycho, or don't know much about the movie, most of the song Motorpsycho Nitemare will sail right over your head. Not to worry, through, in another month there will be a brand new version of the film at your local theatre that is exactly the same as the original, yet not. -D.G. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." -Douglas Adams
Subject: Re: tony perkins? From: The 13th Floor Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 04:12:16 GMT Woooooooooo you ARE out of touch! (Just teasing). Tony Perkins was a very popular actor in the late 50's, playing clean-cut, all-American boys. In 1960 he shocked everybody by appearing as neurotic murderer Norman Bates in Hitchcock's "Psycho." He was associated with that role for the rest of his career (which ended, I think, in the early 90's with his death). Side note: for further investigation, rent "Psycho" at the video store. Don't shell out for the imminent re-make.
Subject: Re: tony perkins? From: Gonigal ( Date: 16 Nov 1998 04:41:23 GMT Organization: AOL X-Newsreader: AOL Offline Reader In article <>, (The 13th Floor) writes: >Side note: for further investigation, rent "Psycho" at the video >store. Don't shell out for the imminent re-make. No, if you really haven't seen the original, you're in a unique position. The re-make is supposed to be an exact re-creation, done as more of an experiment than anything else, and most people will see it only in comparison to the original. See the remake first, you'll be among the few who can apreciate it on it's own terms (just remember, it's a duplication of a movie from another era, when there were very different standards as to acceptable levels of gore vs. story in a movie). Once you've seen the remake, then go right out and rent the original, and see what they were trying so hard to emulate. Even the makers of the remake will probably agree that the original is better. -D.G.
Subject: Re: tony perkins? From: John Lettiere ( Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 04:35:08 -0500 Tony Perkins performance was outstanding in Alfred Hitchcock's classic movie Psycho. Mr. Perkins died of AIDS : Tony Perkins was diagnosed with AIDS in 1989 and kept his illness a closely-guarded secret, for fear no one would hire him. He very much wanted to provide as much as he could for his wife and sons. Despite his illness he worked until the very end and did charity work for Project Angel Food, a nonprofit organization that provides meals for home-bound AIDS patients. Shortly before his death on September 12, 1992, he issued the following statement: "There are many who believe this disease is God's vengeance. But I believe it was sent to teach people how to love and understand and have compassion for each other. I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding from people I have met in this great adventure in the world of AIDS, than I ever did in the cutthroat, competitive world in which I spent my life." Tony Perkins died in his California home, attended by his family and friends. He was 60 years John Lettiere,GM Preferred Computing Inc. "You Don't Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows".....Bob Dylan

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