78/52

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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene takes a look at one of modern cinema's most memorable moments, offering insights of value to cineastes and casual viewers alike.

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An in-depth look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" - composed of 78 setups and 52 cuts - and the screen murder that profoundly changed world cinema.

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Felix Gill
Executive Producer
Joey Porcelli
Executive Producer
Randy Pharo
Executive Producer
Robert Muratore
Cinematographer
Jon Hegel
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  • Philippe's geekiness is infectious. His passion for film shines through most when he invites some of his interviewees-like horror nerd Elijah Wood and his friends-to watch the film on camera and comment on its foreshadowing and subtle motifs.

    November 16, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Hitchcock's shower scene may never leave the pop culture of fear it helped create.

    November 9, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The infamous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho gets taken apart, fabulously dissected, then reassembled for this expansive and essential Hollywood documentary named after the scene's 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits.

    November 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • 78/52 is a fascinating affair, bound to appeal to movie lovers and social theorists alike even if it does sometimes seem more like a film studies lecture than a conventional piece of entertainment.

    November 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A documentary with wit, intelligence and negative-sum dull moments.

    November 1, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A 30 minute film stretched to feature length.

    October 30, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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