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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 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) See more »

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A Must-Watch For Psycho Fans (Or Film Junkies In General)
11 November 2017 | by zkonedogSee all my reviews

Considering that "Psycho" has long been a "top movie of all-time" in my book, I knew I would be watching this documentary when I first saw the trailer. Considering how many times I've seen the movie and how many stories I've already heard from it, perhaps the most impressive thing I gleaned from "78/52" was how it was able to approach the topic from such a new, fresh perspective.

Basically, this documentary looks at "Psycho" from the perspective of its now-infamous "shower scene". While other topics are discussed and other stories are told, the narrative always shifts back to the construction of that sequence, which was truly momentous both in its time and even today. It completely changed the game of American cinema forever.

I really liked how this documentary was basically just a whole bunch of film geeks and/or industry insiders sitting around watching/talking about certain scenes. I mean, that's what it's all about, right? As movie fans, a large part of the fun of the experience is to discuss it with others after the fact, and that is the tone that "78/52" hits on. I felt like I was sitting around discussing the shower scene and everything that springs forth from it with family or friends.

So, I highly recommend "78/52" to any fans of "Psycho", obviously, but also for those who just love to discuss movies! It's technical enough to be enlightening, but not technical enough to keep it from being a great discussion/history of certain aspects of the scene, "Psycho" as a whole, & Hitchcock (and Co.) in general.


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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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