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

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