Saturday, March 22, 2008


We're big Alfred Hitchcock fans. There are still great movies being made, but most Hollywood films these days are slack and soft at the center, more style than story, replacing narrative suspense with jump-cuts and dazzling special effects, and keeping our attention the way you might captivate an infant's interest rattling your car keys. But Hitch had style AND story. Go back and watch Rear Window, or To Catch a Thief, or Rebecca, and see if you agree that a phalanx of computer geeks at Industrial Light and Magic couldn't improve upon these films with all their trickery.

These photographs are part of a series honoring Hitchcock's films by Norman Jean Roy in Vanity Fair. At the top, is a reenactment of Dial M for Murder, with Charlize Theron. In the bottom photo, you have a scene from Rear Window played by Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem.

For more of the series, and their inspirations, click here.

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