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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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Marli Renfro Marli Renfro ... Herself
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself (archive footage)
Tere Carrubba Tere Carrubba ... Herself
Alan Barnette Alan Barnette ... Himself
Richard Stanley ... Himself
Elijah Wood ... Himself
Bret Easton Ellis ... Himself
Leigh Whannell ... Himself
Karyn Kusama ... Herself
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Scott Spiegel ... Himself
Daniel Noah ... Himself
Mick Garris ... Himself
Stephen Rebello Stephen Rebello ... Himself
Marco Calavita Marco Calavita ... Himself
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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 Shots & 52 Cuts That Changed Cinema Forever

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English

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13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,738, 15 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,664, 16 November 2017
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Although it is endlessly analyzed and dissected (and portions of it are shown forward, backward and in slow motion) the complete, uncut original "shower scene" this film is ostensibly about is never actually seen in its entirety here. See more »

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Features Barton Fink (1991) See more »

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If you can't go to film class, be instructed and delighted by this informative and entertaining doc.
5 November 2017 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

Let's say you don't have the time for a film class; do you have 1/2 hours to spend to learn a major chunk about film, let's say theme, editing, and auteurism? Then see 78/52, a superb analysis of Hitchcock's famous shower scene.

Wayne Miller, who knows more about Hitch than anyone else I know and regularly visits as guest host on It's Movie Time, gave it thumbs up with the observation that the doc was replete with facts and observations he didn't even know.

Here is a perfect example of the ideal educational mantra: to teach and delight.


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