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In 1960, director Alfred Hitchcock shocked audiences with the thriller Psycho, based on Robert Bloch's novel of the same title. The infamous shower scene, which required seven days to shoot and was expertly constructed from 78 camera setups and 52 cuts, became one of the defining moments in modern cinema, cleverly inferring the brutal stabbing of Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) without once showing the knife penetrating flesh. Alexandre O Philippe's documentary examines this key sequence in forensic detail, poring over some of the history of the shoot as well as the strict censorship of the era. The film glosses over Leigh's fractious relationship with Hitchcock but does include fascinating thoughts and insight from the likes of Peter Bogdanovich, Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Danny Elfman, Jamie Lee Curtis, Walter Murch, Sam Raimi, Eli Roth, Martin Scorsese and Elijah Wood.