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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
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Joey Porcelli
Executive Producer
Randy Pharo
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Robert Muratore
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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…
  • The calibre of interviewees and the level of their insights in Alexandre O. Philippe's film is on the distinctly variable side, closer to one of those I Love... nostalgia-fests that are used to pad out the television schedules than to something valuable.

    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…
  • To witness the sequence broken down in forensic detail is to appreciate its economy of storytelling anew, and to see its influence on subsequent popular culture, but to do so for 90 minutes might stretch even a superfan's patience.

    November 5, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | 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…

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