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Synopsis

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. In 78 setups and 52 cuts, the deliriously choreographed two-minute shower sequence in Psycho ripped apart cinema’s definition of horror. With a shocking combination of exploitation and high art, Alfred Hitchcock upended his own acclaimed narrative structure by violently killing off a heroine a third of the way through his film, without explanation, justification, or higher purpose. With black-and-white film-geek reverence, director Alexandre O. Philippe breaks down this most notorious and essential scene shot for shot, enlisting the help of film buffs and filmmakers alike.

Rating:
15
Advisory:
images of sexual violence, bloody images
Released:
03/11/2017
Duration:
91 min
Genres:
Documentary
Director:
Alexandre O. Philippe
Starring:
Elijah Wood, Jamie Lee Curtis, Leigh Whannell, Guillermo del Toro
Alexandre O. Philippe

Alexandre O. Philippe

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro

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