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).