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A feature-length documentary about the single most extraordinary and mysterious scene in the history of cinema; the iconic show scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCO. 78/52 tells the story of the man behind the curtain and his greatest obsession.

Alexandre Philippe directs this is an unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene, the “man behind the curtain,” and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.

78/52 features a lengthy list of interviewees, including Guillermo del Toro, Peter Bogdanovich, Elijah Wood, Bret Easton Ellis, Neil Marshall, Danny Elfman, Karyn Kusama, Apocalypse Now editor Walter Murch, Janet Leigh’s actress daughter Jamie Lee Curtis, and Anthony Perkins’ filmmaker son, Osgood Perkins.

The film’s title refers to the number of setups (78) and the number of cuts (52) in the notorious sequence…

  • Director-writer
    Alexandre Philippe/
  • Producer
    Kerry Deignan Roy/
  • Executive producers
    Felix Gill/ Randy Pharo/ Joey Porcelli/