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Show & Tell: 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene

Show & Tell: 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene

It’s a screen moment to treat with total reverence - and so enduring it could sustain “78/52: Part 2.” – Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

With 78 shots and 52 cuts over the course of 3 minutes, Psycho redefined screen violence, set the stage for decades of slasher films to come, and introduced a new element of danger to the moviegoing experience. The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene. Featuring Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth, and Peter Bogdanovich.

NR • 1h31m • US



Professional film enthusiast Paul Goodwin puts the “talk” in talkies, encouraging audiences to speak their minds and hear all about the movies, their backgrounds, and even trivia and the latest gossip about the stars. Free to the public after the end credits roll. Complimentary coffee, courtesy of Carpe Diem!


Paul Goodwin, HeadshotPaul Goodwin, who whiles away his daytime hours writing a newsletter about investing in Chinese stocks, has been leading film discussions at The Music Hall for more than 20 years. Paul has been a film nut since…well, since forever. He taught film reviewing at UNH, wrote reviews for a defunct art weekly and had a radio film reviewing show for years. These days, except for an occasional trip to the MallPlex 35, he gets his film nourishment from the rich offerings at The Music Hall, where you can’t beat the combination of great movies and free coffee and popcorn for discussions!

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