In March 2008, Vanity Fair published an amazing photo spread celebrating and re-interpreting some of the great images from suspense master Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest films. In the photos are several of Hollywood’s best and brightest like James McAvoy, Emile Hirsch, Keira Knightley, Julie Christie, Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger, Javier Bardem, Marion Cotillard, and many others. Photographers Julian Broad, Norman Jean Roy, Mark Seliger, and Art Streiber have done a really, really fascinating job of recreating these images in a way that both captures the aura and mystery of Hitchcock’s best work and ability to capture mood, while also capturing these current stars in an intriguing and new way. In some ways the spread is surreal. Great stuff.
I especially enjoy the images from Strangers on a Train, Lifeboat, and Psycho.
Thanks to Brett McCracken for bringing the spread to my attention.