Incredible Drawings of Hitchcock Film Stills

Hitchcock was a master visualist who approached every project with meticulous storyboards, every frame constructed to manipulate his audience’s emotions down to the final minute. The auteur’s style attracted artist Martín Sichetti, who we learned about on Parallax View. When he was musing on the scene in To Catch a Thief, in which Jessie Royce Landis stubbed out her cigarette in a soft-boiled egg, he was inspired to create a series of drawings based on close-up frames from Hitchcock films. “This is what I like the most from Hitch: the humor,” the artist told us. Gloves, suitcases, keys, and other objects — often fetishized by the director — are captured in soft-focus with hands, limbs, and necks the only identifiers of the faceless characters. Sichetti’s background in theater and costume design is an innate connection to Hitch’s expressive, symbolic visuals. Take a closer look in our gallery.

Martín Sichetti, The Key from Dial M for Murder
Martín Sichetti, The Key from Dial M for Murder