One of the most iconic cinematic moments ever talked about is the Shower Scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
That single scene took up a quarter of the film’s shooting schedule and was set-up 78 times with the total number of cuts within the finished scene coming to a grand total of 52. It’s these two numbers which were chosen to be used as the title of documentary distributor Dogwoof’s latest masterpiece.
78/52 takes an in-depth look at Psycho’s Shower Scene and how it changed cinematic history forever. The scene is discussed by a number of famous filmmakers and editors including Guillermo Del Toro and Walter Murch and promises that you will never look at the scene in the same light again.
It’s enough to bring a tear to one’s eye.
78/52 is out in cinemas November 3rd!