UK 15 Certificate
In cinemas
November 3, 2017
Buy it from
December 11, 2017
1 Hour 32 Minutes
From Dogwoof
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An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, the 'Man behind the Curtain', and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema. 78/52 references the number of set-ups (78) and the number of cuts (52) in the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO. One entire week out of the four weeks scheduled to shoot PSYCHO -- a full quarter of the film’s production schedule -- was dedicated to the infamous shower scene.

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November 7, 2021

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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Midnight

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