How Hitchcock Turned the ‘Crop Duster Attack’ into a Cinematic Icon | North by Northwest

 

Today we look at how Alfred Hitchcock created the iconic Crop Duster sequence in North by Northwest. We’ll look at how Hitchcock came up with the idea, how it was scripted, planned, and storyboarded, subjective vs. objective cinematography, concealing the threat of the crop duster, utilizing material, and who exactly was shooting at Thornhill.

Shot List and Diagram: https://bit.ly/2pP3I2x

This video essay was written, edited, and narrated by Tyler Knudsen.

Sources:

Hitchcock at Work by Bill Krohn

Hitchcock/Truffaut

Hitchcock’s Notebooks

Destination Hitchcock – The Making of North by Northwest

Cinephilia & Beyond – http://bit.ly/2Ezz5aF

Hitchcock at the NFT (1969) – Eyes on Cinema – http://bit.ly/2EvL6ig

Hitchcock on the Crop Duster scene – Eyes on Cinema – https://bit.ly/2pK2CG4

Fashion Photo History – https://bit.ly/2sl43yi

Creative Screenwriting (2000) – “North by Northwest”: An Interview with Ernest Lehman – https://bit.ly/2EjqqWC

Sequencing the North by NorthWest Crop Dusting Scene – https://bit.ly/2nUBbZ1

Music by Epidemic Sound

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