Saturday, 28 August 2010

The Saturday Screen Shot #7

This week it's an absolute classic. Witness Hitchcock at his finest:

Shot from the Screen: North by Northwest

Screenshot: Roger Thornhill running from a crop duster

Shot from the Scene: This seven minute sequence has no dialogue, is full of suspense and has beautiful cinematography. The small plane repeatedly swoops out of the sky like a bird going in for the kill. Roger dives out of the way and tries to hide before ultimately flagging down an oil truck, which the crop duster then crashes into. An iconic moment from a cinematic masterpiece

1 comment:

  1. Very memorable sequence. I love of the pacing of it too. It's an action sequence, but one that takes a lot of time to unfold. Hitchock was a master at 'mise en scène.'


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