Vertigo Essays

  • Alfred Hitchcock Gender Roles In Society

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    he is a prominent example of someone who adapted his movies to this cultural change. My research question, “To what extent can Hitchcock’s Icy Blondes be characterized as Femme Fatales in the films Rear Window (1954), North to Northwest (1959) and Vertigo (1958)?” directly relates to the issue of gender role evolution as the descriptive term “Femme Fatale” relates to women who

  • Film Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcock's Film Rear Window

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    Once Alfred Hitchcock defined his film Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954), as the story of a man who cannot move and looks through a window, what he sees and how he reacts to it (Truffaut, 1986). For this reason, Hitchcock constructs the character of the protagonist of the film, Jeff (James Steward), not only by using cinematographic devices but also through Jeff´s interpretation of what he sees related his own life, showing a dichotomy between what he looks at and what he lives. At the beginning of

  • Vertigo Analysis

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    Meticulously directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Vertigo a film-noir psychological thriller has become the greatest movie of all times in America. A police detective John Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) gets crushed with vertigo and acrophobia after chasing a criminal on the rooftops of San Francisco, and watching his colleague fall to death. Criminal Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore) places reliance on Scottie’s mental illness in order for the murder of his wife Madeleine ( Kim Novak) to appear as a suicide

  • The Importance Of Scenography In Film

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    Scenography is a discipline that helps us appreciate that the use of space in cinematographic narration is not an arbitrary decision, but that it forms part of the narrative paraphernalia. While temporal relations are dominant in auditory signs, in visual signs, spatial relations are dominant. Up/down; in front/behind; close/distant; left/right are not indifferent decisions in framing an object on the screen. Horizontal and vertical axes are not neutral dimensions of pictorial representations (Chandler

  • Gender Representation In Cinema

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    Representation: Minorities or marginalised sections of society have been known to be misrepresented in the media. If we take the issue of gender equality under the heading of representation in media culture, we can see that there are several similarities with those issues outlined when discussing the production of media. This issue can be explored further and more in depth when discussing how these marginalised areas of society are portrayed on film. Raising the argument of accurate representation

  • Giallo Film Analysis

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    You may know about slasher films but did you know that it was influenced by the Italian giallo genre? Slasher films typically involve a violent psychopath stalker murdering several youthful people, usually with bladed tools whilst, Italian giallo films are inspired by horror thriller books sold in Italy in the mid-20th century. Viewed separately, as two individual genres, they both are very similar in their use of camera shots. The use of first-person shots from the killer’s point of view gives

  • Last Life In The Universe Analysis

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    Directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, one of Thailands foremost “new wave” filmakers, the strangely haunting Last Life in the Universe provides viewers with an enticing and wholly unique cinematic experience. Delicate, enthralling, and hypnotically charged, Ratanaruang poignantly portrays the story of Kenji, a suicidal, OCD-bound Japanese librarian, living in Bangkok and seemingly on the run from his Yakuza influenced past. Over the course of the film we learn, not so much through dialouge but rather through

  • Vertigo: An Analysis Of Vrtigo

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    Vertigo is a thriller film produced by Alfred Hitchcock in 1958... Define spectacle, who coined it? The film’s main protagonist, John ‘Scottie’ Ferguson, is a detective impaired with a severe acrophobia that the entire plot revolves around. This paper argues that Madeleine and Judy function more than just simple female characters placed in the film to drive the plot. Rather, they are objects of desire for the male gaze of both Scottie and the Spectator, to serve and to be punished to feed the male

  • Women In Vertigo

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    Beyond the shadow of a doubt, Vertigo is a paragon of Hitchcock’s psychosomatics. This sensational masterpiece is a depiction of dramatis personae, in an unconventional and non-clichéd direction. The female counterparts are not portrayed as the shrinking violets, but are incessantly the dynamic and self-contained persona, who tend to be an invariably strong character. It is inferred that women in this film are designated by demeanors, which are contrasting to each other. Inn different scenes in the

  • Dualism In The Movie Vertigo

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    I Don’t Like It, Knowing I Must Die The title “Vertigo” itself reveals the story line of the movie, which makes the audience easy to guess what is reflected on the movie. An old college friend, Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore), asks Police detective, John Ferguson (James Stewart) played as “Scottie”, to look after his wife Madeleine Elster’s (Kim Novak) strange behavior. He is taken to believing that she is the reincarnation of a woman who died many years ago and is concerned about her stability. Scottie

  • Vertigo Film Analysis

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    his women always end up getting “what they deserve.” In order to answer the question “Is Kim Novak’s portrayal of Madeline/ Judy in Alfred Hitchcock’s (1958) ‘Vertigo’ one of a Damsel in Distress or Manipulative Feme Fatale?”, I have researched and read a lot of books and papers to broaden my knowledge and address the question. ‘Vertigo’

  • Analysis Of The Movie Vertigo

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    got a bit too overzealous with my review; ANYWAY, I found myself really enjoying everything "Vertigo" had to offer to me, only with a few nitpicks here and there. I will be going over some minor events and some plot holes in the movie and some details that I found a little iffy to me, but I 'll try my best to be as vague as literaturally possible, I don 't even know if that’s a real word. It isn 't. "Vertigo" was Directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1958 Starring James Stewart as John (or Johnny) Ferguson

  • Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo

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    Released in 1958, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo focuses on the close connection between love and unhealthy obsession. Former detective John “Scottie” Ferguson is asked by his friend to investigate his wife, Madeleine. Scottie eventually falls in love with the apparently suicidal Madeleine, but his love soon borders on obsession. After she commits suicide by throwing herself off a bell tower, Scottie later meets a woman who looks exactly like Madeleine. His obsession pushes him to remake the woman, Judy

  • The Ultimate Vertigo Protocol Analysis

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    The Ultimate Vertigo Protocol By Robert Mueck - Full Review Hello friend and welcome! Below you'll find our full review of the Ultimate Vertigo Protocol by Robert Mueck. For your convenience, we will start with a general overview of the Ultimate Vertigo Protocol, continue with information about its main positives and negatives, and in the final section summarize everything which we believe will help you decide if Robert Mueck's Vertigo treatment is really the right solution for you. Without

  • Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcock's Film Vertigo

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    Vertigo As the eyes flicker back and forth in a way of fear, a red hue comes across the screen with a dark, unsettling tune shadowing in the background. It is at this point the audience is first introduced to the sense of fear that will be portrayed throughout Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Vertigo. The fear of loss, love, and truth are the basis of the unravelling story of a retired detective hired for a job only to be manipulated and hurt by a woman he falls in love with, multiple times. There are two

  • Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo Analysis

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    Released in 1958, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo was not very popular, but as time went on, the film gained acclaim and became noted as the quintessential Hitchcock movie. After being released from his job as a detective because of his vertigo, John “Scottie” Ferguson is asked to follow his friend’s wife, Madeleine. As he investigates her, he begins to become obsessed with her, being drawn to her mystery. After she commits suicide by throwing herself off a bell tower, Scottie later sees a woman who looks

  • Character Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo

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    Released in 1958, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo was a film centering around lies and obsession. After being released from his job as a detective after he got acrophobia, John “Scottie” Ferguson is asked to follow his friend’s wife, Madeleine. Scottie starts up an affair with her, being drawn to her mystery. After she commits suicide, Scottie struggles with guilt. When he sees another version of Madeleine, his obsession pushes him to remake the woman into Madeleine. His obsession leads him to uncover

  • Alfred Hitchcock Film Analysis

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    one was a notable failure at the box office, only later to be deemed “Alfred Hitchcock’s Masterpiece”. In 1958, Paramount Pictures released Vertigo, Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions’ latest thriller. Mysterious, suspenseful thrillers were not uncharted territory for Hitchcock—the plot twists and turns became synonymous with both director and genre. But Vertigo could also be classified into another notable category: film noir. The antihero protagonist,

  • The Deviant Psychology In Alfred Hitchcock's Vrtigo

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    Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo can be interpreted on many levels. Literally, it is about a man, Scottie (James Stewart), who acts against his morals and follows his friend Gavin’s (Tom Helmore) wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak), only to find himself falling for her. Metaphorically, Vertigo emphasizes Scottie’s awkward journey as he looks for someone to share his burdens with. However, he ends up losing Madeleine and finds a reincarnated version of her, Judy (Kim Novak), to shape into his idea of a perfect

  • Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcock's Vrtigo

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    Golden age of Film Noir ended. One on the most common arguments is that Orsons Wells A Touch of Evil was the last of the great Noirs. However, the real last true noir may actually be Alfred Hitchcock 's Vertigo which came out later the same year is the true last noir. The first evidence Vertigo gives us is the main character John "Scottie" Ferguson. Scottie is a ex-detective with a past that haunts him. Even the description sounds like a cliche Noir Protagonist. Detectives are the bread and butter