Friday, March 13, 2020
Noirsville Bonus Shower/Bath Scenes - A Strange Compulsion (Part 21)
It took 78 camera setups, and 53 cuts, seven days of filming to construct the 45 second shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). It's uneasy to watch, queasy for the faint of heart, and compulsively sleazy as we all willingly become the voyeurs of a woman taking a shower. For me the seminal sequence runs "Eye to Eye." The bonus on subject celluloid and amateur studies from film and still photography below will be equally book-ended "Eye to Eye."