I finished reading Don DeLillo’s Point Omega yesterday (I’m still mulling it over to post a review) and one of the touchstone’s in it is Douglas Gordon’s installation called 24 Hour Psycho. The Hitchcock movies was slowed down to approximately 2 frames per second, so that the installation takes 24 hours to “unfold”. DeLillo uses this installation as a metaphor for perception, time, and reality (as does Gordon). With Psycho such a staple of our group consciousness, Gordon really plays off that. There’s a short 36-second peak here, the infamous shower scene (or part of it anyway):
Contrast that with Chris Bors’ 24 Second Psycho. The reverse of the above. The original movie meets us somewhere in the safer middle.