On The Eleventh Day...
London Girl/24/Live for Music
On The Eleventh Day...
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"Joanna gets in on the act"
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Hitchcock by Andy Warhol
Warhol’s portrait offers a variation on the doubled self-image that Hitchcock played with in his title sequence, layering his own expressive line-drawing over the director’s silhouette, suggesting the mischievous defacement of graffiti as much as the canonization of a hero through the timelessness of the inscribed profile. To further thicken the plot, Warhol’s fluid line-drawing has echoes of a crime scene outline of a victim (the artist indeed collected photos of crime scenes), while the profile also echoes the mug shot of a most-wanted criminal (an important subject of a series by Warhol in 1964). By compressing together the image of a hero with a subtext of danger, Warhol’s portrait in some ways parallels the broad themes of morality and its transgression that was a leitmotif for the director, while also expressing a sense of humor which was central to Hitchcock’s persona, which always fused the deliberate gravitas of his demeanor with sly wit.
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