78 52

  • USA
  • 2017
  • TBC
  • 91 MIN

Cast and Crew

  • Peter Bogdanovich
  • Tere Carrubba
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Guillermo del Toro
  • Danny Elfman
  • Bret Easton Ellis
  • Mick Garris
  • Karyn Kusama
  • Neil Marshall
  • Walter Murch
  • Richard Stanley
  • Leigh Whannell
  • Elijah Wood
  • Directed By: Alexandre O. Philippe
  • Produced By: Robert Muratore & Kerry Deignan Roy
  • Cinematography By: Robert Muratore
  • Edited By: Chad Herschberger

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About 78 52

78/52 is a documentary tribute to a movie sequence: the infamous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho gets the full-­‐on geek cinephile treatment.

The title refers to the number of set-­‐ups and cuts in the two minute scene in Bates Motel that shocked audiences on release in 1960. Alexandre O. Philippe’s 78/52 tracks in deliciously manic detail the story of this legendary sequence and how it changed cinema forever.

“The scene provoked massive gasping and screaming upon its release and, no matter how often it's been imitated, referenced, parodied and outstripped violence-wise over the decades, it still retains its power as a prime example of pure visual cinema.”

Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“It is still, make no mistake, a terrifying movie (especially when you're watching it by yourself late at night), butPsycho has also evolved, in a funny way, into something that's the opposite of shocking: It's the ultimate movie to watch again and again, to study and revel in and obsess over like a cinematic codex.”

Owen Gleiberman, Variety

  • Official Selection

    Sundance Film Festival 2017

  • Official Selection

    Sydney Film Festival 2017

  • Official Selection

    SXSW Film Festival

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