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Documentary ’78/52′ Explores The Killer From Hitchcock’s Classic ‘Psycho’ : Watch Trailer and Latest Updates

It is captivating, it is enthralling ; from the very first glimpse of the trailer, 78/52 appears to be a promising film.

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The iconic 3 minute murder sequence from Psycho has been honored with an entire documentary titled 78/52 devoted to its brilliance. Youtube
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  • New documentary ’78/52′ draws upon Alfred Hitchcock’s celebrated film Psycho
  • The documentary examines how Hitchcock  shot the shower scene that went on to make history
  • 78/52 will have a theatrical release on October 13

Washington D.C, September 1, 2017 : The trailer to 78/52 opens with Alfred Hitchcock’s distinctive voice that instantly brings goose-bumps, “I once made a movie. It was intended to cause people to scream and yell, but I was horrified that some people took it seriously.” Hitchcock’s film ‘Psycho’ changed the heartbeat of the world, and made the shower-scene immortal. And the documentary 78/52 aims to explore just that!

78/52, directed by Alexandre O. Philippe will present a detailed frame-by-frame analysis of the iconic shower scene from Psycho in an attempt to know more about ‘the man behind the curtain’.

The title of the documentary sounds as intriguing as the original sequence was.

If you are wondering about it, ‘78/52’ refers to the 78 set-ups and the 52 cuts that were taken to accomplish the iconic shower scene; a singular event that had taken one-quarter of Psycho’s shooting schedule.

For director O. Philippe, the murder in the shower scene was a critical and defining cultural moment; he calls it “the most important scene in the history of motion pictures”. According to him, the 3-minute long scene was “the culmination of decades of experimentation for Mr. Hitchcock, and the purest expression of his absolute mastery of the art and craft of film-making.”

Analyzing ‘The Man Behind The Curtain’

Hitchock had once admitted that the shower scene was his only motivation to make a film in the first place. And rightly so! The film (and the scene) went on to become one of the most celebrated works in the global film-making industry.

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As per the trailer, 78/52 presents a captivating analysis of O. Philippe’s interpretation of this iconic scene that altered the course of world cinema.

The documentary is believed to explore the murder scene wherein the crook Marion Crane (character played by Janet Leigh) was repeatedly slashed with a knife by an intruder from different angles and perspectives. Additionally, the documentary will pay special emphasis on the technical aspects of shooting and the sequence’s impact on the culture and practice of movie-making.

ALSO WATCH Trailer of documentary 78/52

The trailer also reveals that the documentary aims to uncover the depiction of violence by critically studying the allusions and double meaning created by Hitchcock in the original 3 minutes-long sequence.

Following its Sundance premier, the makers have now released the trailer of the documentary ahead of its theatrical release which has generated immense curiosity among viewers worldwide.

Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, the documentary features in-depth interviews of filmmakers, critics and fans including Guillermo del Toro, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth and Peter Bogdanovich among others.

It is captivating, it is enthralling; 78/52 is being touted as a multifaceted master class that makes for a intriguing piece of cinematic detective work.

78/52 will be officially released across all digital platforms on October 13


 

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Top 5 Songs for Week Ending April 7

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Post Malone performs during Snow Fest at Park City Live in Park City, Utah, Jan. 20, 2018. VOA

We’ve gathered the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending April 7, 2018.

While we don’t get any newcomers this week, we do have a fight brewing for the championship.

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Number 5: Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign “Psycho”

Let’s open in fifth place, where Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign hold with “Psycho.” While we await Post’s next album “Beerbongs & Bentleys,” we do think we have some information about its length. Post’s manager recently posted an Instagram photo of a track list on a white board. It was numbered to 18 … meaning there will likely be 18 songs on the new set. Track number one was Post’s chart-topping hit “Rockstar.” No word on a release date, however.

Number 4: Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse” 

Bruno Mars and Cardi B lose a slot, as “Finesse” falls to fourth place. On March 26, Cardi finally let us know about her debut album. Titled “Invasion Of Privacy,” it arrives April 6.

Initially set to drop in October, she pushed it back multiple times. The cover art is right out of the 1980s, and if you want to see it, go to our Facebook page, VOA1TheHits.

Number 3: Ed Sheeran “Perfect” 

Ed Sheeran also steps back this week, as “Perfect” falls a slot to No. 3. Two songwriters are suing Ed for copyright infringement: They say his song “The Rest Of Our Life,” which Ed wrote for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, steals elements of their 2014 song “When I Found You.” On April 2, Ed filed documents denying any resemblance between the two songs and calling their claims baseless. The judge has yet to decide, but you can compare the two songs by going to our Facebook page, VOA1TheHits.

Number 2: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant To Be” 

Up two slots to second place go Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line with their runaway country smash “Meant To Be.”

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It also leads Billboard’s Hot Country Songs list for a massive 18th week. This is a new countdown high for both acts: Bebe previously hit seventh place with “Me, Myself, and I” featuring G-Eazy, while Florida Georgia Line made it to fourth place with their debut pop hit, “Cruise.”

Number 1: Drake “God’s Plan” 

Drake makes it nine weeks at No. 1 with “God’s Plan,” and he’s dropping hints about a new album.

In January, Drake released a two-song EP titled “Scary Hours,” and more music may be on the way. On April 1, the Canadian rapper posted an Instagram photo captioned, “You can see the album hours under my eyes.”

Our time is done for today, but we’ll return next week with a new lineup. VOA