Benedict Woodhead’s New Poster Series Takes On “The Master Of Suspense”

Alfred Hitchock’s legacy in film is undeniable.  Nicknamed, “The Master of Suspense” his career spanned 6 decades with over 50 films to his credit.  His films are filled with intrigue, plot twists, murder, mystery and of course, his signature cameo appearances.

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U.K artist Benedict Woodhead has started a fantastic series of prints that pay homage to Hitchcock’s brilliance.  We reached out to him and here is what he had to say.

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What drew you to Hitchcock?

As a child I was brought up on E.T., Star Wars, Indiana Jones and not only loved the films but the posters and artwork that these films generated. I was lucky enough to be given a limited edition, Star Wars print signed by the illustrator Ralph McQuarrie, and I was hooked. I wanted to create movie posters!

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Inspiration came after watching Hitchcock’s ‘Dial ‘M’ For Murder’, on a cold and wet Saturday afternoon. This was not like the epic films of my generation but a dark, intense narrative with a dramatic twist, from a vintage era.

I was driven to create designs, which reflected the suspense, thrill and mystery of Hitchcock’s artistic filmmaking.

Will there be more coming in this series? 

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Definitely! I’ve created a monster and cannot rest until I have tamed the beast by creating a range of designs for Hitchcock’s major classics.

What is your favorite Hitchcock film and why?

It’s a close call between ‘Dial ‘M’ For Murder’ and ‘Psycho’, but if you twisted my arm it would have to be ‘Dial M’.  Maybe because it’s the first Hitchcock I ever saw. Maybe it’s because I can still appreciate the tension and suspense even after watching the film a ridiculous number of times!

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Where can fans buy your stuff?

At present I am in discussion with a gallery in Los Angeles who are interested in printing and releasing the four Hitchcock posters; ‘Dial ‘M’ For Murder’, ‘Psycho’, ‘The Birds’ and ‘Vertigo’.

I also have a Letter Press print ‘In The Shade’ available at CultCollective in the UK.. This was inspired by the forthcoming Batman/Superman ‘Dawn of Justice’ movie. Check this out and the rest of my work on my website – www.benedictwoodhead.com and follow the links to my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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2 Responses to Benedict Woodhead’s New Poster Series Takes On “The Master Of Suspense”

  1. ReyShelley says:

    These are amazing! Great post! 🙂

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  2. robbinsrealm says:

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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