Monday, May 12, 2014

Hitchcock Storyboards

Alfred Hitchcock wasn't one to let things happen by chance in his films. It's fair to say that he had an idea of the look of the film — shot by shot — in place before the cameras ever rolled. He probably saw the actual shooting process as a nuisance.

Above are storyboard for the climax of Saboteur (I hope I don't need to include a spoiler warning for a movie made in the 1940s.) Compare the level of detail present in those panels to that of the one below, a short of crucial scene from Psycho.

There is a lot of rapid editing in the famous "shower scene" and it's surprising that few people notice.

Shower curtain=movie screen

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Check out my new Dark Shadows blog

As you've probably noticed there haven't been that many post around here lately. That's because I've been working on a new blog devoted to the cult television show DARK SHADOWS and its anti-hero Barnabas Collins. The website is called The Collinsport Historical Society and features original artwork, classic newspaper and magazine clippings and the occasional interview. You can find the website at Come visit me there!
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