December 3, 2023

About Alfred Hitchcock









“Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.”

The droll master himself discussing Psycho for about five minutes on the BBC.

The Hitchcock Gallery from Steven Benedict on Vimeo.

This short video-essay examines various themes and techniques Alfred Hitchcock developed throughout his career. Using 40 titles, it includes every feature film Hitchcock made from 1934 right through to his retirement in 1976. Of the several themes on display here are falling, ascending and descending staircases, opening curtains, reading newspapers, poisoning drinks, women’s hairstyles, shoes, train compartments, sleeping and dreaming, pulling away from and dollying in on the action, overhead shots and characters looking directly into the camera.

Visual Analysis | Psycho (1960) | Shower Scene from Lorenzo Gerbi on Vimeo.

Eyes of Hitchcock from Criterion Collection on Vimeo.

Rear Window Timelapse from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.
Everything Jimmy Stewart sees out his rear window, in time lapse.

Saul Bass’ title sequences for Alfred Hitchcock from MovieTitles on Vimeo.