1. That Shower Scene
This moment in Psycho is probably the best known of all Hitchcock films. Marion Krane takes a shower after arriving at the Bates Motel, only to be disturbed by a womanly figure wielding a knife through the shower curtain.
2. Who’s there?
After being spotted by the suspected murderer in Rear Window, L.B is confronted with menacing sounding footsteps, ghosting towards his door. In his attempt to hide in the dark, as the audience, we find ourselves doing the same. Of course, being confined to a wheelchair limits L.B’s escape routes, forcing us and him to await the outcome.
3. There does appear to be a lot of Birds around here
The famous scene out of Birds when Melanie Daniels suddenly becomes aware of a growing threat. The scene is iconic for its shot of the Birds all descending onto a nearby climbing frame, symbolising that it is now their playtime…
4. You look like someone I use to know…
A particularly disturbing scene in Vertigo when Judy is persuaded into dressing up as Scotty’s previously deceased partner. Both of the female characters are played by the same actress, Kim Novak, which makes the resemblance all the more uncomfortable.
5. The train journey comes to an end
The final crescendo to Strangers on a Train, where the murder plot falls into place. The scene is however shot entirely through the reflection in Miriam’s misplaced glasses. This style of film shooting encapsulates Hitchcock, being never one for the norm and forming a trend that we’d see for many years, even after Hitchcock’s death.