1000 Frames of Hitchcock

"Rear Window," "Dial 'M' For Murder," "Notorious," "The Man Who Knew Too Much." Alfred Hitchcock movies can't be beat when it comes to suspense and thriller films. His movies are artistic, well-scripted, deep, and the actors are first-rate.

The thing I love about Hitchcock movies is the suspense. You'll be on the edge of your seat from the opening scene until the end as you watch spies in action, murderers on the hunt, and people being held hostage.

Hitchcock summed up his approach to directing perfectly:

"There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it."

As you watch his movies you realize that what's happening on the screen really isn't that scary. What is scary is the plot, the possibilities, the unknown.

1000 Frames of Hitchcock is an amazing project by Dave Pattern, a devoted fan. For the project he took all 52 of Hitchcock's major films, and cut them down to just 1,000 frames.

He goes through the films, picks out the frames, and puts them in sequential order, so they still tell the story.

Here's a section of the frames from "North By Northwest:"

And here's all 1,000 frames for "North By Northwest" with some samples of the frames on the right.
You can see them all close up here.

Here is all 52,000 frames from the entire project:

For the black and white films, Dave made circles where the frames from the beginning of the film are at the top, the ones from the middle are on the bottom, and they go in a clockwise direction.

Here's a close up. Click here and you can explore the whole circle.

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