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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marli Renfro ... Herself - Janet Leigh's Body Double
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself (archive footage)
Tere Carrubba ... Herself - Alfred Hitchcock's Granddaughter
Alan Barnette ... Himself - Producer, 'Hitchcock'
Richard Stanley ... Himself - Director, 'Hardware'
Elijah Wood ... Himself
Bret Easton Ellis ... Himself - Author, 'American Psycho'
Leigh Whannell ... Himself - Writer, 'Saw' - 'Insidious'
Karyn Kusama ... Herself - Director, 'The Invitation' - 'Jennifer's Body'
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself - Director, 'The Last Picture Show'
Scott Spiegel ... Himself
Daniel Noah ... Himself
Mick Garris ... Himself
Stephen Rebello ... Himself
Marco Calavita ... Himself - 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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English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,738, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$37,664

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,838
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1.85 : 1
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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 Psycho (1960) See more »

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If you can't go to film class, be instructed and delighted by this informative and entertaining doc.
5 November 2017 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

Let's say you don't have the time for a film class; do you have 1/2 hours to spend to learn a major chunk about film, let's say theme, editing, and auteurism? Then see 78/52, a superb analysis of Hitchcock's famous shower scene.

Wayne Miller, who knows more about Hitch than anyone else I know and regularly visits as guest host on It's Movie Time, gave it thumbs up with the observation that the doc was replete with facts and observations he didn't even know.

Here is a perfect example of the ideal educational mantra: to teach and delight.


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