Month: June 2011

Hitchcock influencing Hitchcock

Ladies and Gentleman of the jury, I give you evidence, suggesting that the person that Alfred Hitchcock influenced the most in cinema, was, Alfred Hitchcock himself. 

EXHIBIT A. 
In Secret Agent (1936) , Hitchcock frames a casino roulette wheel in close up.

Secretagent1

In Dial M for Murder (1954), Hitchcock frames the telephone Grace Kelly uses in close up.

Dialmformurderphone

EXHIBIT B.
In Secret Agent (1936), Hitchcock frames a murder observed through a telescope as so:

Scretagenttelescope

In Rear Window (1954), Hitchcock frames Jimmy Stewart witnessing a murder as so:

Rear_window_pic_2

EXHIBIT C
In Secret Agent (1936), Hitchcock frames a funeral service in long shot, with candles around casket.

Secretagentcasket

In Rope (1948) , Hitchcock frames the chest, which contains a dead body, as so.

Rope

EXHIBIT D

In ‘The Lodger’ (1927) , a scream as framed at the start the film. 

Lodger

In ‘Psycho’ (1960) , a scream as framed during the shower scene. 

Psycho

 EXHIBIT E

In Shadow of a Doubt (1943), a discussion takes place between ladies in a hat, high up above.

Shadow_of_a_doubt

In The Birds (1963), a discussion takes place between ladies in a hat, high up above.

The_birds

EXHIBIT F:
In Psycho (1960),  Janet Leigh escaping from her crime, being trailed by a police car.

Psycho_1960

In The Birds (1963), Tippi Hendren escaping from an attack of the birds.

Birds_1963

EXHIBIT G:

In ‘The 39 Steps’ (1935), a hand of danger.

39stepshand

 

In ‘Shadow of a Doubt’ (1943), a hand in danger.

Shadowofdoubt1943

In ‘Psycho’ (1960), a hand in danger.

Psycho1960hand

  In ‘The Birds’ (1963), a hand in danger

Thebirds1963hands2

EXHIBIT H:
The stairs in Vertigo (1958)

Vertigo1958stairs

The stairs in Psycho (1960)

Psycho1960stairs

EXHIBIT I:
The letter in Hitchcock’s first ever film – ‘The Pleasure Garden’ (1925)

Pleasuregarden1925letter

The letter in Hitchcock’s last ever film – ‘Family Plot’ (1975)

Familyplotletter1976

EXHIBIT J:

The bridge in ‘The 39 Steps’ (1935)

39steps1935

The bridge in ‘Vertigo’ (1958) 

Vertigo1958

 

 

 

– by Rhett Bartlett
@dialmformovies
 

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