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Iconic Images from Classic Hitchcock Films by Vanity Fair

Alferd Hitchcock, Vanity Fair cover, March 2008

For Vanity Fair’s 14th annual Hollywood Issue they took 21 of the finest actors working today, plus 4 of Vanity Fair’s best photographers to recreate some of the most iconic images of film.

Read the rest of this article to see the Vanity Fair version side by side with the original Hitchcock image.

Click on the name of the film to find out more via imdb.com, click on the image to see a larger version, or the actors name below the left hand side image to go to the page on the Vanity Fair website.

Dial M For Murder, 1954

Dial M For Murder

Charlize Theron. Photograph by Norman Jean RoyCharlize Theron. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy

Dial M For Murder, original

The original still: Anthony Dawson and Grace Kelly. ©Warner BrothersThe original still: Anthony Dawson and Grace Kelly. ©Warner Brothers

Rear Window, 1954

Rear Window

Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem Photograph by Norman Jean RoyScarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem Photograph by Norman Jean Roy

Rear Window, original

The original still: Grace Kelly and James Stewart. Paramount/Neal Peters CollectionThe original still: Grace Kelly and James Stewart. Paramount/Neal Peters Collection

Marnie, 1964

Marnie

Naomi Watts. Photograph by Julian BroadNaomi Watts. Photograph by Julian Broad

Marnie, original

The original still: Tippi Hedren. Universal/PhotofestThe original still: Tippi Hedren. Universal/Photofest

Rebecca, 1940

Rebecca

Keira Knightley and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Photograph by Julian BroadKeira Knightley and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Photograph by Julian Broad

Rebecca, original

The original still: Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson. ©United ArtistsThe original still: Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson. ©United Artists

Strangers On A Train, 1951

Strangers On A Train

Emile Hirsch and James McAvoy. Photograph by Art StreiberEmile Hirsch and James McAvoy. Photograph by Art Streiber

Strangers On A Train, original

The original still: Farley Granger and Robert Walker. Warner Brothers/PhotofestThe original still: Farley Granger and Robert Walker. Warner Brothers/Photofest

Vertigo, 1958

Vertigo

Renee Zellweger. Photograph by Norman Jean RoyRenee Zellweger. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy

Vertigo, original

The original still: Kim Novak. ©Paramount PicturesThe original still: Kim Novak. ©Paramount Pictures

To Catch A Thief, 1955

To Catch A Thief

Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. Photograph by Norman Jean RoyGwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy

To Catch A Thief, original

The original still: Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. Paramount Pictures/PhotofestThe original still: Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. Paramount Pictures/Photofest

Lifeboat, 1944

Lifeboat

From left: Tang Wei, Josh Brolin, Casey Affleck, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Foster, Omar Metwally, and Julie Christie. Photograph by Mark SeligerFrom left: Tang Wei, Josh Brolin, Casey Affleck, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Foster, Omar Metwally, and Julie Christie. Photograph by Mark Seliger

Lifeboat, original

The original still: From left: Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, Hume Cronyn, Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Henry Hull, Heather Angel, William Bendix, Canada Lee. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp./PhotofestThe original still: From left: Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, Hume Cronyn, Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Henry Hull, Heather Angel, William Bendix, Canada Lee. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp./Photofest

The Birds, 1963

The Birds

Jodie Foster. Photograph by Norman Jean RoyJodie Foster. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy

The Birds, original

The original still: Tippi Hedren. ©Universal PicturesThe original still: Tippi Hedren. ©Universal Pictures

North By Northwest, 1959

North By Northwest

VanityFair.com:North By NorthwestSeth Rogen. Photograph by Art Streiber

North By Northwest, original

The original still: Cary Grant. MGM/PhotofestThe original still: Cary Grant. MGM/Photofest

Psycho, 1960

Psycho, Marion Cotillard 2008

Marion Cotillard. Photograph by Mark SeligerMarion Cotillard. Photograph by Mark Seliger

Psycho, original

The original still: Janet Leigh. Paramount Pictures/PhotofestThe original still: Janet Leigh. Paramount Pictures/Photofest

NOTE: All images remain the copyright of either Vanity Fair, the photograhers or the Movie Studio that produced the original film.

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Joe DiPrima and Duck demonstrate the Solid State Musical Tesla Coil

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Found via Makezine.Com

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The music that you hear is coming from the sparks that these two identical high power solid state Tesla coils are generating. There are no speakers involved. The Tesla coils stand 7 feet tall and are each capable of putting out over 12 foot of spark. They are spaced about 18 feet apart. The coils are controlled over a fiber optic link by a single laptop computer. Each coil is assigned to a midi channel which it responds to by playing notes that are programed into the computer software.

These coils were constructed by Steve Ward and Jeff Larson. Video was captured by Terry Blake.

What is not obvious is how loud the coils are. They are well over 110dB If you look at another You Tube video which is from a different angle, you can hear the echo off the building and get a better idea of how loud it is.

Ligthing on the Lawn

For info on how this works check out the following video.

Solid State Musical Tesla Coil

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A stop motion animation with ping pong balls, 2000 pictures, 500 balls and a pair of hands.

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This video was produced by a Russian lady called Victoria, who is now studing in Germany.

If you have time have a quick look at they website @ Oblako-Studio.Com

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