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http://www.appelboompennen.nl "Making a film means first of all, to tell a story. That story should never be banal. It must be dramatic and human. What is drama after all, but life with the dull bits cut out." -- Alfred Hitchcock (1899 -- 1980) Passionate craftsmanship and pioneering design are the forces behind Montblanc's Alfred Hitchcock Limited Edition, an electrifying tribute to the inventor of the psychological thriller genre. The British filmmaker and producer's horror classics such as "Psycho" and "Vertigo" brought cinema to a new level of artistry, technical innovation and unconventional storytelling. Hitchcock became renowned for taking audiences on a rollercoaster ride of extreme fear and anxiety. Many of Hitchcockʼs scenes remain the most memorable in movie history, forming the inspiration for the design of Montblanc's Limited Edition. The dark staircase featured in his masterpiece "Vertigo" (1958) influences the overall design of these pieces. In this pivotal scene, the main character races frantically up the stairs before experiencing a crippling bout of vertigo as he sees the stairs stretch away from him. The textured dark precious lacquer of the cap and barrel of the writing instrument creates a special effect reminiscent of Hitchcockʼs infamous "vertigo effect". What could be more spine chilling than the unforgettable 45-second shower scene from Oscar-nominated "Psycho" (1960) when a young woman is brutally murdered in cold blood with a knife? The weapon remains emblazoned in the mindʼs eye long after the screen goes dark. This sinister knife is featured prominently on the writing instrument, as the pen's clip. As a reminder of Hitchcock the iconic filmmaker, the Limited Edition of 3000 pieces features on the 925 sterling silver rings engraving of the notes that would have identified the original film reel of "Psycho". The 925 sterling silver cone of the writing instrument features 53 hatch marks symbolising every movie that Hitchcock directed during his impressive career spanning nearly six decades. As a mark of the quality and craftsmanship of these pieces, the Montblanc features at the very summit of the writing instrument. The Limited Edition fountain pen (Le Grand size) has 925 Sterling Silver settings. The pen has an 18 kt gold nib and shows the silhouette of Alfred Hitchcock's face. The name Montblanc has always been associated with precious gifts and keepsakes that reflect the pinnacle of artisanal prowess and traditional craftsmanship. Appelboom is authorized dealer of Montblanc.