Next month sees the release of the documentary 78/52, which explores the creation and legacy of one of cinema’s greatest ever sequences – the shower sequence from Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Psycho. Check out a clip from the documentary here, featuring Guillermo del Toro and more…
An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, the ‘Man behind the Curtain’, and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema. 78/52 references the number of set-ups (78) and the number of cuts (52) in the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO. One entire week out of the four weeks scheduled to shoot PSYCHO — a full quarter of the film’s production schedule — was dedicated to the infamous shower scene.
Featuring interviews with Walter Murch, Peter Bogdanovich, Guillermo del Toro, Jamie Lee Curtis, Osgood Perkins, Danny Elfman, Eli Roth, Elijah Wood, Bret Easton Ellis, Marli Renfro – Body double for Janet Leigh in PSYCHO, Karyn Kusama, Neil Marshall, Richard Stanley and many more.
78/52 is set for release in UK cinemas on November 3rd.