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Salvador Dalí’s Dream Sequence from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Spellbound”

In the 40s psychoanalysis was all the thing. Hollywood mogul David O Selzneck pressured Alfred Hitchcock to use psychoanalysis as a driving plot point for a film. The result was Spellbound and who else could they turn to for crafting a bizarre dream sequence than the master of surrealism himself: Salvador Dalí. via OpenCultureRead More

Alfred Hitchcock on Working with Salvador Dalí

The Master Alfred Hitchcock explains what it’s like working with the surrealist Salvador Dalí in his 1945 film, Spellbound. In 1945 Alfred Hitchcock had to explain one of Hollywood’s unwritten rules to Salvador Dali: No, you can’t pour live ants all over Ingrid Bergman! Hitchcock had approached Dali for help with a dream sequence in his upcoming thriller, Spellbound, Read MoreRead More

Hitchcock’s Storyboards from 13 Classic Films

Hitchcock was known for his extensive storyboarding down to the finest detail of production. He was reported to have never even bothered looking through the viewfinder, since he didn’t need to do so. Looking at his storyboards versus the finial film it’s safe to say that is a vast overstatement.Read More