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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