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The scenes where the crop duster is chasing and shooting at Thornhill were filmed with a real airplane while the scene where the plane crashes into the fuel truck was done using large models of both truck and plane
North By Northwest (1959)

The scenes where the crop duster is chasing and shooting at Thornhill were filmed with a real airplane while the scene where the plane crashes into the fuel truck was done using large models of both truck and plane

North By Northwest (1959)

All the apartments in Thorwald’s building had electricity and running water, and could be lived in.
Rear Window (1954)

All the apartments in Thorwald’s building had electricity and running water, and could be lived in.

Rear Window (1954)

When Kim Novak questioned Alfred Hitchcock about her motivation in a particular scene, the director is said to have answered, “Let’s not probe too deeply into these matters, Kim. It’s only a movie.”
Vertigo (1958)

When Kim Novak questioned Alfred Hitchcock about her motivation in a particular scene, the director is said to have answered, “Let’s not probe too deeply into these matters, Kim. It’s only a movie.”

Vertigo (1958)
The blood used in the shower scene was actually Bosco chocolate syrup.
Thanks to sictransitgloriia for the fact.
Psycho (1960)

The blood used in the shower scene was actually Bosco chocolate syrup.

Thanks to sictransitgloriia for the fact.

Psycho (1960)

While shooting, Alfred Hitchcock worked only in Jeff’s “apartment.” The actors in other apartments wore flesh-colored earpieces so that he could radio his directions to them.
Rear Window (1954)

While shooting, Alfred Hitchcock worked only in Jeff’s “apartment.” The actors in other apartments wore flesh-colored earpieces so that he could radio his directions to them.

Rear Window (1954)

On set, Alfred Hitchcock would always refer to Anthony Perkins as “Master Bates”.
Psycho (1960)

On set, Alfred Hitchcock would always refer to Anthony Perkins as “Master Bates”.

Psycho (1960)



Alfred Hitchcock reportedly spent a week filming a brief scene where Madeleine stares at a portrait in the Palace of the Legion of Honor just to get the lighting right.


Vertigo (1958)

Alfred Hitchcock reportedly spent a week filming a brief scene where Madeleine stares at a portrait in the Palace of the Legion of Honor just to get the lighting right.
Vertigo (1958)
During the filming, Alfred Hitchcock placed the prop used as Mrs. Bates’ corpse in Janet Leigh’s dressing room without her knowledge. He did this to test the fear factor of the prop.
Psycho (1960)

During the filming, Alfred Hitchcock placed the prop used as Mrs. Bates’ corpse in Janet Leigh’s dressing room without her knowledge. He did this to test the fear factor of the prop.

Psycho (1960)

Psycho was the first American film to feature a toilet flushing on screen.
Psycho (1960)

Psycho was the first American film to feature a toilet flushing on screen.

Psycho (1960)

In order to implicate viewers as fellow voyeurs Alfred Hitchcock used a 50 mm lens on his 35 mm camera. This gives the closest approximation to the human vision. In the scenes where Norman is spying on Marion this effect is felt. 

In order to implicate viewers as fellow voyeurs Alfred Hitchcock used a 50 mm lens on his 35 mm camera. This gives the closest approximation to the human vision. In the scenes where Norman is spying on Marion this effect is felt. 

Sometimes it's what we don't see that's important.

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