The fact that the 57 year old 'Psycho' still inspires such passion, curiosity and morbid voyeurism speaks volumes to its classic status. Philippe's documentary may not offer much that hasn't been covered in various tomes but does offer a stylish and cohesive look at the construction of the iconic shower scene and its ongoing effects and influence on screen history. For the film buff this is essential viewing.
You don't need me to tell you that there are only so many ways to make a talking head doc. You've seen one, yadda yadda yadda. And you've seen a thousand. No, but that's not fair. Sometimes if you want to impart information that has never quite been imparted the way you yearn to see it imparted, then you have to make a talking head doc. Fair enough. And who doesn't like looking at and thinking about PSYCHO?