Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentary 78/52 (review) is all about the brilliant shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s groundbreaking Psycho. The title refers to the 78 shots and the 52 cuts that were utilized to make the final product, a scene that still terrifies people to this day.
In a new clip, people like Guillermo del Toro and Mick Garris discuss the importance of that scene and how it changed the world of film in ways that are still being felt to this day. You can see the clip below.
78/52 features interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Karyn Kusama, Eli Roth, Walter Murch, Peter Bogdanovich, and more, including Janet Leigh’s daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Anthony Perkins’ son, Osgood Perkins. Philippe wrote the script, which breaks down the scene that became a template for how to terrorize a movie audience with a combination of imagery and suggestion.
The film already came out in the US and will be coming out in UK cinemas on November 3rd.