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The murder of Janet Leigh's character in the shower is the film's pivotal scene and one of the best-known scenes in all of cinema history.It features 77 different camera angles.The scene "runs 3 minutes and includes 50 cuts.Most of the shots are extreme close-ups, except for medium shots in the shower directly before and directly after the murder.In order to capture the straight-on shot of the shower head, the camera had to be equipped with a long lens.The inner holes on the spout were blocked and the
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camera placed farther back,so that the water appears to be hitting the lens but actually went around and past it.The blood in the scene is in fact chocolate syrup (Bosco),which shows up better on black-and-white film, and has more realistic density than stage blood.The sound of the knife entering flesh was created by plunging a knife into a casaba melon.

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sugarpops says:
Brilliant page!
Oct 25, 2012
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Oct 22, 2012
Tmyers810 says:
Very awesome:)
Oct 22, 2012
Micheline 1 says:
Fantastic page and very interesting information!xx
Oct 22, 2012
inkyD says:
Fabulous page and layout Rose-Marie, amazing facts about the making of Psycho, you are a mine of information, thank you for sharing how they shot the scene x
Oct 22, 2012
savannah's grand mawmaw says:
wonderful page
Oct 22, 2012
Algera says:
Super page x
Oct 22, 2012
Lavender Passion says:
Terrific Halloween Scary page! God bless!
Oct 22, 2012
Melx Kyleca says:
Lovely page :-}
Oct 22, 2012
valrushton says:
Brilliant page!
Oct 22, 2012
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