Fachada oriental durante la construcción, Escuela de Medicina de la Ciudad Universitaria (UNAM), México DF 1952
Arqs. Roberto Alvarez Espinosa, Pedro Ramírez Vásquez, Ramón Torres, y Héctor Velázquez
Eastern facade during construction, School of Medicine, Cuidad Universitaria (UNAM), Mexico City 1952
EYES OF HITCHCOCK
Eyes of Hitchcock, released by the Criterion Collection, is a short and chilling edit that closely examines Hitchcock’s use of the human eye in his films. The video comes from video essayist Kogonada, known for his explorations of directors’ signature styles and use of video to pinpoint filmmaker tics, like Wes Anderson’s obsession with symmetry.
In less than two minutes, Kogonada exposes Hitchcock’s delirious interest in eyes with a fast cut of representative Hitchcock shots. What we see is an eerie close-up on eyes—Hitchcock’s successful method of instilling fear in his audience. Watch the video and look at some stills below. They really are haunting (via Paste Magazine).