Cinematographer’s camera angles for the crop dusting sequence in ‘North by Northwest.’ All 61 bullet points (above) represent a specific camera angle, a specific shot, as detailed at the link. —Sequencing the North by NorthWest Crop Dusting Scene
The crop dusting sequence from Hitchcock’s ‘North by Northwest’ is one of the most iconic in all of cinema and the real life location can be seen on Google Maps. The scene was meant to take place in northern Indiana, but was actually shot on Garces Highway (155) near the towns of Wasco and Delano, north of Bakersfield in Kern County, California. —FILMdetail
Required viewing: In this 1965 interview, Alfred Hitchcock discusses — partly in French — ‘La Mort aux Trousses’ (French title for ‘North by Northwest’), and in particular the famous “that’s funny — he’s dusting crops where there ain’t no crops” scene.
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