78/52 — Trailer

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added: Wed, Aug 30th '17

Here's the official trailer for "78/52," the upcoming documentary that takes a film lover's journey into the making of one of the most iconic film scenes in cinematic history: the infamous shower sequence from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece "Psycho."

Featuring interviews with some of Hitchcock's most ardent fans, including Peter Bogdanovich, Guillermo del Toro, Jamie Lee Curtis, Walter Murch, Osgood Perkins, Danny Elfman, Eli Roth, Karyn Kusama, Elijah Wood, and more, "78/52" is a reference to the 78 different camera setups and the 52 editing cuts that were used to make the three minute-long death scene, featuring Janet Leigh. As the above trailer declares, it's the scene "that changed cinema forever."

Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe (Doc of the Dead, The People vs. George Lucas), "78/52" is hitting theaters and VOD on October 13th (via IFC Midnight).

synopsis:
The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene. With 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits over the course of 3 minutes, Psycho redefined screen violence, set the stage for decades of slasher films to come, and introduced a new element of danger to the moviegoing experience. Aided by a roster of filmmakers, critics, and fans -- including Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth, and Peter Bogdanovich -- director Alexandre O. Philippe pulls back the curtain on the making and influence of this cinematic game changer, breaking it down frame by frame and unpacking Hitchcock’s dense web of allusions and double meanings. The result is an enthralling piece of cinematic detective work that’s nirvana for film buffs.

 

directed by   Alexandre O. Philippe

release date   October 13, 2017 (in theaters and on VOD)

 
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