Video and slides for Christina Hendricks’ lecture on Laura Mulvey’s “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” and Jason Lieblang’s lecture on Hitchcock’s Vertigo, February 2016.
A bit late, but finally here is my last blog post of the year – it’s been a long journey, with both ups and downs, but it was a fun one and undoubtedly a great experience. Now, onto Weimar Cinema. The expressionist films of the Weimar period are renowned for their visuals and dramatic tension, […]
I know its been a while since we talked about Hitchcock, but one of my youtube idols: the nerdwriter, has just uploaded a really insightful video on Vertigo’s blocking. Its one of the scenes that we analysed in class…really interesting.
According to Laura Mulvey, the movies of the classic Hollywood era are made for the male gaze. The female characters in these movies are reduced to objects which the male audience could enjoy looking at. This trend has not died … Continue reading →
An interesting element of Vertigo, for me, was the similarities between it and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Thematically, both films focused on our innate fears (castration in the case of the former and perception of reality in the latter, … Continue reading →
In ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’, Laura Mulvey makes a point of saying, on page 12, that men ‘cannot bear the burden of sexual objectification’. When she made this observation in the 1970s, the media climate was certainly much more … Continue reading →
(Preface: This was originally a comment on Jake’s original blog post which can be found here, but it turned out to be reeeaaally long, so I thought it would be easier and more appropriate to publish a separate blog post. That’s why I talk in second person in this.) You have a a compeling argument here […]
I found our discussion on mirrors in Hitchcock’s Vertigo last day in seminar very interesting, but I felt a bit of deja vu for some reason and I couldn’t figure out why. In particular, the scene in Judy’s hotel room: In lecture, … Continue reading →
This week in Arts One we got the opportunity to watch one of Hitchcock’s most famous films Vertigo. I personally thought the film was interesting and had a very unique plot line. While watching the film I noticed that the colour green appeared a lot throughout the movie. For example when Scottie first sees Madeline […]
So yeah, although I do enjoy the movie overall, I still can’t get over how Scottie behaved during the second half of the movie. Please note that this will be probably just end up being a nonsensical rant more than anything else, so if there are some parts that don’t make much sense, that I haven’t…