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How Hitchcock Used Rear Projection for the Plane Crash in 1940's 'Foreign Correspondent'

How Hitchcock Used Rear Projection for the Plane Crash in 1940's 'Foreign Correspondent'

You know how much we love our movie magic and this is one of our all-time favorites.

This GIF (pronounced like the peanut butter) illustrates just how Alfred Hitchcock created the famous plane crash scene in 1940’s ‘Foreign Correspondent.’

He used a combination of rear projection and practical effects to simulate a cockpit crashing into water that is a perfect combination of simplicity and ingenuity. Check it out below.

Hitchcock’s ‘Foreign Correspondent’ Plane Crash Scene

Hitchcock’s ‘Foreign Correspondent’ Plane Crash Scene

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