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‘Casting a Shadow. Creating the Alfred Hitchcock Film’ Exhibition Private View

Posted in Exhibitions by Paul on January 28, 2009



This evening, the whole of Pentagram except Justus who is away on a business meeting went to the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum fur Film und Fernsehen (film and television museum) for the private view of the new Alfred Hitchcock exhibition ‘Casting a Shadow. Creating the Alfred Hitchcock Film‘. The exhibition started off in America, but Berlin is the only European stop for its tour. The exhibition was opened by various speeches (unfortunately in German, so I couldn’t understand) but never the less, very high profile stuff, obviously for a very high profile man. The exhibition is all about the collaboration that went into Hitchcock’s films whether this was through sound, storyboarding, choice of actors and actresses etc.

And I’ve got to say how amazed I was at his original storyboards, sketches and drawings, truely outstanding, just using pencil, water colours and other basic mark making materials. I was seriously buzzing off it all. I think nearly all his movies’ original artworks were in the exhibition as well as magazines, a few props, and of course some fantastic film posters, I especially loved ‘The Birds‘ poster. I also managed to spot a small photograph in there, with the view of a scene being shot, and with Hitchcock out of his chair and obviously the chair reads, “Mr. Hitchcock“, amazing.

The Deutsche Kinemathek itself is an amazing building in Potsdamer Platz with some excellent exhibits and things on display, I will try my best to get there again before I leave later this week, but I definitely will return to Berlin at some point for another look.

Check out all the stunning other pieces by Hitchcock on my Flickr page here. There’s a lot of photos now that I’ve taken whilst being in Berlin so make sure you scroll all the way down to the bottom!





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  1. Mark said, on January 29, 2009 at 10:26 am

    The Birds poster is awesome

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