Get Lost In This Eye-Conic Supercut Of Hitchcock’s Close-Ups
The master of suspense meets the master of the supercut in Eyes of Hitchcock, a cinematic roundup that gathers the iconic close-ups Alfred Hitchcock used to control just how scared his audiences would be. Kogonada, the supercut master and “video essayist" who compiled Wes Anderson’s symetrical shots and Stanley Kubrick’s one point perspectives, pieces together this fresh compilation as the inaugural video in the Criterion Collection’s brand new Vimeo channel.
Since Hitchcock’s masterful close-ups rarely last more than a few seconds, Kogonada has captured them in a looping GIF-like form, giving each shot the time it needs to be truly appreciated (and picked apart by film enthusiasts). Below, we made a few actual GIFs of our favorite moments, both from Kogonada’s compilation and Hitchcock’s career. Even though we’ve watched Eyes of Hitchcock four or five times already, we still can’t help but get lost in these eye-conic frames.
Keep an eye on the Criterion Collection’s Vimeo for more classic film content, and visit Kogonada’s page for more sublime supercuts.
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