WATCH: Eyes of Hitchcock - Kogonada
Kogonada is a director and video essayist. Here, in a work created for The Criterion Collection, he has spliced together shots Hitchcock used of his actors’ eyes.
On his website he states:
When characters stare at the camera in the films of Alfred Hitchcock, the look is almost always associated with the threat of death (through the eyes of a victim, a murderer, a witness). This momentary suspension between death and life is partly what makes Hitchcock the indisputable master of suspense.
You can view more of his work at kogonada.com and watch the video below.