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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017)

78/52 (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 13 October 2017 (USA)
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An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), the "man behind the curtain", and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.
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An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), the "man behind the curtain", and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.

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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene  »

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$3,738, 15 October 2017, Limited Release

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$37,664, 16 November 2017
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The shower scene in Psycho (1960) consists of 78 camera setups and 52 cuts, hence the documentary's title. See more »

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Puts The Hitchcock Classic Under the Microscope
20 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1960), the "man behind the curtain", and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.

While it might seem like quite a feat to devote 90 minutes of coverage to a one-minute segment of a film, this documentary pulls it off. By exploring every possible angle -- the sounds, the editing, the casting -- we see just how much went into getting the notorious shower scene just right. Most interesting is how many clues are in the film leading up to this moment that may not be obvious, but were sprinkled there by Hitchcock with a knowing wink.

"78/52" is playing on July 20, 2017 at the Fantasia International Film Festival. In this golden age of documentaries, this film still stands out as the cream of the crop.


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