Saboteur 1942 – Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock’s film Saboteur is one of my favourites – certainly of all the films he directed I think that I enjoy this one the most of all.

It had a wonderful climax at the top of the Statue of Liberty which was brilliantly done and on first seeing the film, I could barely dare to look at the screen

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.




I had not realised how the Statue of Liberty had been made or even the date but this gives us something of an insight – it was coming across these pictures that made me immediately think of ‘Saboteur’

A rare look at the statue as it was being built before getting carefully shipped and pieced together on it’s pedestal. Picture it is stated is from in 1884

This photo was taken in 1885 – very rare photograph

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