‘The Hitchcock Gallery’, A Short Video Essay Exploring Reoccurring Motifs in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

“The Hitchcock Gallery” is a short video essay compiled by Irish broadcaster Steven Benedict that explores a number of the reoccurring visual motifs found in many of Alfred Hitchcock‘s films over the course of his long and celebrated career.

Of the several themes on display here (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), there are yet others for fellow essayists to examine further (looking through and climbing in and out of windows, nuns and clergymen, eating food, kissing in the countryside, women wearing glasses and people playing games such as tennis, hide-and-seek, fancy-dress and blindman’s bluff).

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