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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene

2 discs. color & b/w. 92+ min. Shout! Factory. 2017. DVD/Blu-ray UPC 826663185089. $29.99.
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With its 78 camera setups and 52 edits, Psycho's (1960) infamous shower scene is among the most cutting-edge sequences ever put on film. More than a half-century later, writer-director Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas) affords the rapid-fire minute-and-a-half an eye-opening going-over from admiring directors (Guillermo del Toro, Peter Bogdanovich, et al.); children of the stars (Jamie Lee Curtis and Oz Perkins); Janet Leigh's nude body double Marli Renfro; plus film historians, editors, and many more. Cue the screeching—Eeh! Eeh! Eeh!—violin.

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