The eyes have it.
It’s no secret that Alfred Hitchcock had a thing for eyes. Perhaps more specifically, he had a thing for the strong role that eyes played in voyeurism and the supremely creepy relationship between voyeurism and cinema. Look no further than Psycho, Rear Window and Vertigo for pretty compelling examples of this thing Hitchcock had for eyes. Just thinking about some of the eye stuff in Vertigo is giving us the collywobbles. Just thinking of the word ‘collywobbles’ is giving us the creeps.
Vimeo mastermind, kogonada, has put together another absolutely mesmerising video essay for Criterion Collection. This isn’t the first time that we’ve featured kogonada’s work on ReelGood. He’s perhaps the internet’s number one argument for the existence of video essays, with an uncanny ability of conveying information and art succinctly and beautifully.
It’s an unsettling video, but when was Hitchcock ever particularly settling?
Check out the video below –