Landmark Moments in Film: Hitchcock’s Psycho

Of all the scenes that Hitch­cock shot, this is the most well known. The icon­ic show­er scene (1960), which runs about 2 min­utes, took six days to film, used around 75 cam­era angles, and 50 cuts. After shoot­ing this sequence, Janet Leigh appar­ent­ly for­ev­er kept her show­ers to a min­i­mum and, while show­er­ing, locked all doors and win­dows and kept the bath­room & show­er doors open.

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