Alfred Hitchcock presented himself as the sole author of his films as if they were the direct expression of his creative genius. In reality, however, Hitchcock was a deeply collaborative artist, working intensely with actors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, editors, and production and sound designers to create what the public knew as "an Alfred Hitchcock film." Through drawings, paintings, storyboards and documents, the exhibition explores this film making process.
"Casting a Shadow" was first presented in 2007 at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Evanston/Illinois. Afterwards it was shown at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. Many of the exhibits are from their archives. The Museum für Film und Fernsehen
will bring this Alfred Hitchcock exhibition to Berlin - it's only stop in Europe. The show will be augmented by exhibits from the Museums own archives, in particular those illuminating Hitchcocks relationship to Germany and Berlin.