In the first of two segments, [3 mins. 56 secs.] filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe stops by to discuss his feature documentary which is entirely devoted to 3 minutes of a famous horror film. Psycho’s shower scene is, without any doubt, a touchstone moment in modern film. And in Phillippe’s film 78/52, he —along with a number of talking heads including Guillermo del Toro, Elijah Wood, Eli Roth, Peter Bogdanovich, Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, and others— dissect the scene with love and affection. The title refers to the 78 cuts and 58 set-ups that Alfred Hitchcock employed to create the scene. The film opens in NYC at the IFC Center on Friday the 13th (of October), as well as other select theaters across the country and on digital platforms.
[30 mins. 45 secs.] Then I welcome back distributor, filmmaker and industry pioneer, Jeff Lipsky back for his second visit to the podcast. He was last on Episode 303. Jeff has just announced the launch of a new company, Glass Half Full Media, a distribution consulting firm. Additionally, Lipsky is putting the final touches on his latest directorial effort, The Last, due out in 2018. The film is the 7th feature film he has directed.