78/52: Hitch’s Shower Scene

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by Glenn Lovell

For filmgoers who can remember a time when shimmering black-and-white was de rigueur, the shower sequence in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960) conjures indelible memories. We all know where we were when Janet Leigh as Marion Crane shed black bra and slip, unwrapped a bar of complimentary Bates Motel soap, and stepped into the tub in the cabin next to the office.


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