Saboteur was shown again on BBC 2 In England yesterday Saturday 5 December 2015. It’s a Hitchcock film I like as it takes us on a roller coaster ride across the USA and back to New York Harbour – as this final scene sequence shows when the hero Robert Cummings and villain Fry played by Norman Lloyd climb out onto the torch of the Statue of Liberty. In this sequence how varied the shots are. We don’t just get a shot of the statue followed by close-ups of the action, we get this complex series of Matte shots – see below
Maybe this is why I find myself drawn to the sequence – in that it is so unusual and original with shots cut in from every angle.