Battle of the cuts: Psycho vs. Raging Bull

28 August 2019 - Video essays

Which scene has the most cuts? The Psycho shower scene or the Sugar Ray Robinson/Jake La Motta fight scene? Battle of the Cuts: Psycho vs. Raging Bull.

When Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker edited the scene in Raging Bull where Sugar Ray Robinson beats the hell out of Jake La Motta, they were heavily influenced by the classic shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Both scenes use a lot of cuts in a short period of time. But what film has the most cuts? Who is the winner?

In the left corner: Psycho (1960) 00:46:55 Shower scene Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and edited by George Tomasini
In the right corner: Raging Bull (1980) 01:37:08: Sugar Ray Robinson fight Directed by Martin Scorsese and edited by Thelma Schoonmaker

Made by Menno Kooistra for VoorDeFilm.
Music: Damiano Baldoni – Concatenate
Chris Zabriskie – Cylinder Eight

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