We see the film Vertigo through the lense in which Hitchcock sets up for us, now whether that lense is underlyingly sexist or not is obvious, but we still are unsure as to what sort of message he is sending. … Continue reading →
Filmmakers can use colour to trigger a subconscious emotional reaction from the audience based on the connotations that we attached to certain colours. If done right, this can have a huge symbolic impact in the film. Tough luck for anyone who’s colour blind, right? We’ve already talked in seminar about the colours tied to the … Continue reading Colour in Vertigo →
Mulvey describes Hitchcock in relation to “the investigative side of voyeurism” (14); Jason, in lecture, explained this as the way in which Hitchcock complicates the straightforward and unquestioned voyeurism that is featured in other Golden Era Hollywood films. This struck … Continue reading →
Here are the questions that I proposed for my presentation on Muvley/Hitchcock: Muvley talks about how formal preoccupations reflect the physical obsessions of the society which produced it. Thus, everything from the mise en scene to the camera movement mirrors the dominant attitude of the current society – which is the basis of the ‘male […]
Last week in Arts One we discussed Laura Mulvey’s “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” along with Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Yesterday in class I asked students to write down what they thought Midge’s role in the film was, and whether her character fits in some way with Mulvey’s analysis. I’m sharing their thoughts here, as well as […]
Just wanna go on a spiel about the themes of life and death in Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ – LIFE: So, there is an awful lot of green in the film. Let me explore the symbols in ‘Vertigo’ that represent life and mortality to an extent… TREES! (More importantly, sequoia trees!) So Scottie and Madeleine go to […]
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.
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.
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 →
(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 […]