Drawings for a Master: Storyboards From The Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock rarely looked through a viewfinder, he didn't need to.

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Alfred Hitchcock rarely looked through a viewfinder, he didn’t need to. Every scene he imagined was realized first through intricate storyboards before being executed with actors. Few directors were as reliant on the drawings, fewer were as brilliant at making those visions a reality.

Though Hitch was a more than capable artist, he hired illustrators to perform most of the storyboard work. Here is a collection of some of those drawings. Enjoy.

 

JAMAICA INN (1936)

 

SABOTEUR (1942)

 

LIFEBOAT (1944)

 

VERTIGO (1958)

VERTIGO 11

 

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

 

PSYCHO (1960)

 

THE BIRDS (1963)

the birds 8

the birds 9

 

MARNIE (1964)

marnie 2

marnie 7

marnie 13

 

FAMILY PLOT (1976)

family plot 4

family plot 7

source: the hitchcock zone

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