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Hitchcock and Art: Fatal Coincidences

Alfred Hitchcock drew inspiration as much from artists—Aubrey Beardsley, Giorgio de Chirico, and Salvador Dalí among them—as he did from filmmakers like Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, and Jean Cocteau. Hitchcock and Art: Fatal Coincidences, opening at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts November 16, 2000 explores the visual arts underpinning to the director's films with 200 works of art from the 1890s through the 1960s. There are also scores of stills, publicity artworks (from Vertigo,) and set reconstructions—most dramatically of cabin number one from Psycho, complete with Bernard Herrmann's score, a recording of a shower, and the murder scene shown on a television set.