Vertigo (Film)

Discuss:

The PLOT- Explain what the movie Vertigo is about. Also, identify the equilibrium/disruption of equilibrium and new equilibrium . Please distinguish all 3 inside the narrative.

FORUM- Discuss the technical and artistic achievements of Vertigo in ONE key scene. Good candidates might be the scene where John Ferguson saves Madeleine from drowning or when he later convinces Judy to dress as Madeleine Elster — or your favorite scene. Go into depth about how the shot composition, shot type, camera movement, editing, lighting and sound create the mood or express the emotion of the
scene.

CULTURE: Discuss how Vertigo both reflected and shaped attitudes about gender roles in the United States in the mid-20th Century. Who is most often doing the looking in this film? Who is looked at? How does the film represent gender and power?