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78/52

After six decades, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) remains one of the touchstones of world cinema and its shower scene remains iconic. The scene took a week to film, and exactly 78 camera angles and 52 cuts to create. Revisiting its creation, Alexandre Philippe reconstructs the production and its lasting influence on cinema and cinema-goers, detailing the shots and drawing out the commentary of historians, fans, and filmmakers. “One of the coolest movies at Sundance this year. . . a gloriously nerdy deep-dive into the infamous shower. . . The results are hypnotic.”—The Village Voice. Psycho screens November 25 & 26.

Genres: Documentary