Alfred Hitchcock is considered by many to be one of the most influential filmmakers of all time and a true cultural icon. Honouring his outstanding contribution to the art of filmmaking, Montblanc presents a spine-chilling Tribute to the Master of Suspense – the electrifying Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock Limited Editon 3000 and Limited Edition 80.
Alfred Hitchcock – the inventor of the thriller genre
Alfred Hitchock once said “Making a film means first of all, to tell a story. That story should never be banal. It must be dramatic and human.” He knew that audiences love to ride a rollercoaster of fear and developed masterful cinematic techniques for stimulating that emotional response. By frightening a broad public through technical innovation and unconventional storytelling, Hitchcock became the inventor of the psychological thriller genre. Through world famous horror classics such as “Psycho” and “Vertigo”, he brought cinema to a new level of artistry. Inspired by the most shocking Hitchcock film scenes, Montblanc´s Limited Edition 3000 and Limited Edition 80 bring to life his genius and tell the story of his extraordinary contribution to the art of filmmaking.
Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock Limited Edition 3000
Many of Alfred Hitchcock’s scenes remain the most memorable in movie history – just remember the pivotal scene in Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” (1958), when the character races frantically up the stairs of a tower and experiences a crippling bout of vertigo – looking down stairs.
This famous cinematographic innovation known as the “Vertigo Effect” of the dizzyingly dark staircase influences the overall design of the pioneering Alfred Hitchcock Limited Edition 3000. In the spiralling, black lacquer finish one remembers the staircase and the special effect that Hitchcock invented.
The film “Psycho” (1960) on the other hand provides the inspiration for a key design element in the knife-shaped clip, whose sinister gleam brings the famous shower scene instantly to mind. The notes engraved on the 925 sterling silver cap and barrel fittings refer to the original “Psycho” film reel while the cone features 53 hatch marks symbolising the 53 movies that Hitchcock directed during his impressive career spanning almost six decades. Hitchcock’s self-portrait sketch, a caricature of his profile, adorns the rhodium-plated 18 K gold nib. With the Alfred Hitchcock Limited Edition 3000 presents its latest Great Characters Edition, which since 2009 honours the great figures of the 20th century who created history with their groundbreaking work.
Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock Limited Edition 80
Alfred Hitchcock lived to be 80 years old and never stopped creating films. In remembrance of his lifetime this fascinating Edition in 750 white gold is limited to only 80 pieces. The edition features some exclusive details reflecting Alfred Hitchcock´s mastery of fear and fantasy. Making a striking impression, in this edition the swirling red and black lacquer echoes the “Vertigo effect” while a rope that refers to the murder tool from “The Rope” increases the tension of this thrilling writing instrument.The cap ring, in celebration of Hitchcock’s place in film history, is decorated to resemble a period film strip. This unique edition is further adorned with Hitchcock’s signature and a cameo self-portrait of the great genius of the thriller genre engraved on the handcrafted, rhodium-plated 18 K gold nib.
Along with the Alfred Hitchcock Limited Edition Fountain Pens Montblanc introduces the Alfred Hitchcock ink in red.
Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock Cuff Links Limited Edition
Alfred Hitchcock´s avant-garde personality has also been the inspiration to a sophisticated pair of 925 sterling silver cuff links limited to 1,000 pieces. With artistry carved black onyx this elegant pair of cuff links is reminiscent of the key iconic motifs on the barrel and cap of the Alfred Hitchcock writing instrument capturing the stairway-effect from the movie “Vertigo”.
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