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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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13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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

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$3,738, 15 October 2017, Limited Release

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$37,664, 16 November 2017
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Marli Renfro, the body double for Janet Leigh, was also an original Playboy bunny and was featured on the cover of the September 1960 issue. See more »

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Features Lifeboat (1944) See more »

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Extremely investing analysis but underwhelming commentary to a beloved classic
1 July 2017 | by Will JefferySee all my reviews

A 91-minute analysis of the famous shower scene from Hitchcock's 'Psycho' and how it changed the course of cinema. The first of its kind, a feature length documentary on one scene. The film gets its name '78/52' from 52 shots in a 78 second sequence. It's very entertaining and incredibly rich with goodies you never considered went into the making of the famous scene. I loved the archival Hitchcock commentary they recovered. Though, as I personally feel the movie horror scene has drastically changed (you can decide for the better or for worse), to have young horror film makers (of some damn awful films) and irrelevant actors interviewed to share their thoughts in quite enthusiastic ways suggests that Hitchcock's achievement is less pioneering than the film makes it seem. That aside, I'm surprised they pulled it off, you can tell the director (who is obviously a massive Hitchcock nerd) adores the content and it really shows.


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