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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene Reviews

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July 23, 2020
It eventually settles on the type of mise-en-scène analysis seen in entry level film classes, which proves unnecessary when the subject is one of the most studied films ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 23, 2017
What makes the viewing experience of 78/52 so impressively frustrating is the sense that Philippe has no idea whose arguments and analyses are actually worth following.
Full Review | Original Score: Not Recommended
July 3, 2018
This film was able to fill 90 minutes with the dissection of one scene, but the road is as full of success as it is with imprudence. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 19, 2017
For everyone else who has ever thought studying film would suck all the joy out of actually watching films, stay well clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 5, 2017
To witness the sequence broken down in forensic detail is to appreciate its economy of storytelling anew, and to see its influence on subsequent popular culture, but to do so for 90 minutes might stretch even a superfan's patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 28, 2018
Bloviating dude after bloviating dude gives their mostly unnecessary takes on Hitchcock, naturally leading to spurious claims about how Psycho was the first film to ever do everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 27, 2017
78/52 is frustratingly unfocused and woefully incomplete, skirting one of the shower scene's most obvious-and arguably important-aspects.
October 30, 2017
A 30 minute film stretched to feature length.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 10, 2017
It ... seems overly breezy and insufficiently detailed, just skimming the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 16, 2017
The calibre of interviewees and the level of their insights in Alexandre O. Philippe's film is on the distinctly variable side, closer to one of those I Love... nostalgia-fests that are used to pad out the television schedules than to something valuable.
June 30, 2020
What a number of critics don't seem to get is that, powered by the passion for criticism, it's not only informative but also uncanny in evoking a sense of community.
February 21, 2019
In a film so attentive to voyeurism and which dissects a misogynistic act, it's a bitter disservice that more women weren't given a voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 18, 2019
A work of passion and love regarding the most famous scene in cinema history. The homage Hitckcock deserves. [Full review in Spanish].
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 19, 2020
While it may seem like overkill to spend 90 minutes analyzing a single sequence, the end result is sheer bliss.
March 20, 2019
It's a great entry point for people who are interested in how films are made.
July 16, 2019
It does its job of gathering diverse voices to dissect the sequence. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 3, 2017
Much like Walter Murch's breakdown on the montage of cuts, these fresh perspectives are incredibly compelling. It's a bit of tease and disappointing that there isn't more time spent on these subjects.
July 2, 2018
For those who love Alfred Hitchcock. [Full Review in Spanish]
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2017
78/52 is a film nerd's paradise anchored by an enthusiastic group of Hitchcock talking heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 7, 2020
In addition to redirecting the audience members' eyes in a scene with which they're likely to have at least a passing familiarity, these alternate possibilities for bringing Psycho to celluloid highlight Hitchcock's choices as a visual storyteller.
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