Friday, September 30, 2011

"VERTIGO" Envisioned: Storyboards from Alfred Hitchcock's Masterpiece

Below are a collection of storyboards from Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece "Vertigo" that utilize a breathtaking redwood grove and the brightness of day to create a haunting scene and a palpable sense of foreboding.

Here are the storyboards created for one of the most finely crafted sequences in "Vertigo." Masterful images in their own right, they showcase the brilliance of the sequence's framing and the supreme quality that comes from an artist understanding the camera's ability to paint in broad and graphic strokes.

Below is the scene as it unfolds on film.