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The Eyes of Hitchcock: An Eerie Supercut

Oct 02, 2014 | 831 videos
Video by Kogonada/Criterion Collection

In a now-legendary interview with François Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock said, "Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms." This mesmerizing video essay, made by the anonymous cinephile Kogonada, explores Hitchcock's obsession with those eyes. Kogonada loops each clip forward and backward—almost akin to an animated GIF—creating an uncanny homage to the iconic filmmaker's wry sense of dark humor. 

In 2012, we interviewed Kogonada about his other video essays. If you enjoyed his Hitchcock supercut, you'll enjoy reading it. To see more of Kogonada's work, visit Vimeo.

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Author: Chris Heller

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