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A Supercut Shows What Makes Alfred Hitchcock’s Movies Look So Hitchcockian

There are few filmmakers who have inspired as many supercuts, montages, and video essays as Alfred Hitchcock, but “The Hitchcock Gallery,” created by filmmaker Steven Benedict, may be the most impressive yet. In it, Benedict highlights a number of common visual motifs (staircases, free falls, overhead shots, close-ups of eyes, and rapid dolly movements, to name just a few) found throughout 40 of the Master of Suspense’s films, spanning from The Lodger (1927) to Family Plot (1976), his final film.

Benedict ties the themes together so meticulously that sometimes it seems as if the characters and images are all working within the same expansive film. Paired with Bernard Herrmann’s haunting score for Vertigo, this is a must-watch for Hitchcock fans.

(Via Indiewire.)

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