oldhollywood:

Robert Walker & Laura Elliot in Strangers on a Train (1951, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
In one of Hitchcock’s most famous shots, Strangers on a Train’s pivotal murder is seen as reflected in a pair of glasses. Hitchcock & his director of photography, Robert Burks, achieved this effect by placing a concave mirror on the floor and having the actress, Laura Elliott, stand next to it as she simulated slowly falling dead to the floor. Elliot’s reflection in the concave mirror as she fell was filmed and the shot was then printed onto the lenses of the glasses (scene on youtube here).

oldhollywood:

Robert Walker & Laura Elliot in Strangers on a Train (1951, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

In one of Hitchcock’s most famous shots, Strangers on a Train’s pivotal murder is seen as reflected in a pair of glasses. Hitchcock & his director of photography, Robert Burks, achieved this effect by placing a concave mirror on the floor and having the actress, Laura Elliott, stand next to it as she simulated slowly falling dead to the floor. Elliot’s reflection in the concave mirror as she fell was filmed and the shot was then printed onto the lenses of the glasses (scene on youtube here).


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    this movie actually scared me.
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    aaagghhh this scene!!!
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    This scene blows my mind every time.
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    I live for stuff like this.
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    Must add to my list.