Video: Montage of Hitchock's staircases, shoes, poisonings, etc.

A montage of familiar themes and sequences used by Alfred Hitchcock across 40 films and 42 years.

The compiler Steven Benedict writes:

Of the several themes on display here (falling, ascending and descending staircases, opening curtains, reading newspapers, poisoning drinks, women's hairstyles, shoes, train compartments, sleeping and dreaming, pulling away from and dollying in on the action, overhead shots and characters looking directly into the camera), there are yet others for fellow essayists to examine further (looking through and climbing in and out of windows, nuns and clergymen, eating food, kissing in the countryside, women wearing glasses and people playing games such as tennis, hide-and-seek, fancy-dress and blindman's bluff).

"The Hitchcock Gallery"