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

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... 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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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,738, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$37,664

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,838
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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 Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) See more »

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Puts The Hitchcock Classic Under the Microscope
20 July 2017 | by gavin6942See 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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