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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 ... Self - Janet Leigh's Body Double
Alfred Hitchcock ... Self (archive footage)
Tere Carrubba ... Self - Alfred Hitchcock's Granddaughter
Alan Barnette ... Self - Producer, 'Hitchcock'
Richard Stanley ... Self - Director, 'Hardware'
Elijah Wood ... Self
Bret Easton Ellis ... Self - Author, 'American Psycho'
Leigh Whannell ... Self - Writer, 'Saw' - 'Insidious'
Karyn Kusama ... Self - Director, 'The Invitation' - 'Jennifer's Body'
Peter Bogdanovich ... Self - Director, 'The Last Picture Show'
Scott Spiegel ... Self
Daniel Noah ... Self
Mick Garris ... Self
Stephen Rebello ... Self
Marco Calavita ... Self - Professor, Department of Communication & Media Studies, Sonoma State University
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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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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 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952) See more »

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Extremely investing analysis but underwhelming commentary to a beloved classic
1 July 2017 | by williammjefferySee 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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13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,738, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$37,664

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,838
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