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Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo - Alfred Hitchcock is arguably the greatest director of all time. Many of his films are considered standards of American cinema and inspired many of today’s directors. Even though Hitchcock is known as timeless director, he had an understanding of philosophy that was beyond his time. Hitchcock had a brilliant perception as to how the mind works and human reaction. Hitchcock’s understanding of philosophy can be seen in his film Vertigo and illustrates how many theories can be debilitating in everyday life....   [tags: Vertigo Film Analysis] 2515 words
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Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo - The film, Vertigo (1958) directed by Alfred Hitchcock, is classified as a genre combination of mystery, romance, suspense and thriller about psychological obsession and murder. Filmed on location in San Francisco and on the Paramount lot in Hollywood, California in 1957, the cultural features of the late 1950’s America were depicted in the films mise en scène by costume and set designs current for that time period. The film was produced at the end of the golden age of Hollywood when the studio system was still in place....   [tags: Vertigo Film Analysis]
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The Doppelganger Character in Psycho, North by Northwest and Vertigo - Double or nothing. Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock believed having a double persona in his movies made them twice as suspenseful. The motif of doubling characters is common in the Hitchcock films Psycho, North by Northwest and Vertigo; each film uses the doppelganger technique of portraying figures in the film as a double or second self. In literature, the doppelganger character is often presented as a twin, a shadow or mirror image of the central character. The doppelganger figure characteristically appears as an identical closely resembling the protagonist....   [tags: Psycho, North by Northwest, Vertigo] 1196 words
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Constructing Fantasy in Hitchcock's Vertigo - Constructing Fantasy in Hitchcock's Vertigo The amount of critical analysis surrounding Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is itself dizzying, but as the film has recently been restored, it seems appropriate to provide it with a fresh critical reading. The purpose of this paper then, is to draw this film out of the past with a reading that offers not only a new way of understanding it, but a close look at the culture that produced it. Specifically, Vertigo offers its most exciting ideas when contextualized in a culture of consumerism....   [tags: Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo Essays]
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Vertigo and His Girl Friday - ... Hildy has her own agenda, which is to escape the world of a reporter, yet in order to do that she must write one more story for Walter. Walter schemes throughout the film in order to try and get Hildy back, and even when Hildy finds out about these schemes she still ends up with Walter at the end and becomes a reporter again. In the beginning of the movie it seems that Hildy has control of her self and is focused on her goal but she slowly resorts back to her old self. This is evident throughout the movie with Hildy’s hat....   [tags: Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks] 1163 words
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Vertigo and Its Treatment - Vertigo and Its Treatment In our everyday lives, we almost take for granted this idea of balance or equilibrium that is maintained within our bodies. In general, no real thought processes are required. It is only when something is disturbed within our balance system that one is able to take notice of changes in the equilibrium. There may be several different factors that cause a disturbance to our bodies. One major area pertains to dizziness. Dizziness is found to be "the chief complaint in 8 million physician visits a year" (1)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Vertigo - Vertigo The Alfred Hitchcock film; Vertigo is a narrative film that is a perfect example of a Hollywood Classical Film. I will be examining the following characteristics of the film Vertigo: 1)individual characters who act as casual agents, the main characters in Vertigo, 2)desire to reach to goals, 3)conflicts, 4)appointments, 5)deadlines, 6)James Stewart’s focus shifts and 7)Kim Novak’s characters drives the action in the film. Most of the film is viewed in the 3rd person, except for the reaction shots (point of view shot) which are seen through the eyes of the main character.(1st person) The film has a strong closure and uses continuity editing(180 degree rule)....   [tags: essays papers] 1945 words
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Vertigo - hitchcockVertigo stars James Stewart as Scottie, a retired detective, and Kim Novak as Judy Barton, who gets disguised as Madeleine, a woman hired by Scottie's friend to act as his wife in order to frame Scottie. The story takes place in San Francisco in the 1950's. The film opens on a high building, where officer Scottie and his partner are in pursuit of a suspect. Scottie's partner's life is on the line and only he can save him. Unfortunately, he has vertigo, a fear of heights. Scottie is unable to assist his partner who unfortunately falls to his death....   [tags: essays research papers] 555 words
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Color Motif in the Film Vertigo by Albert Hitchcock - ... The word “vertigo” then comes zooming out of her eye, to introduce the film’s title and also propose that the color red corresponds to this specific phobia. Scottie develops two obsessions throughout the film that are manifested by the color red. One of these obsessions is his phobia of heights. Well after the onset of his vertigo, Scottie has a nightmare that shows him walking through a cemetery towards Carlotta’s grave. With the frame flashing red, the grave turns bright red and Scottie experiences a feeling of vertigo by looking down into it....   [tags: Scenes, Colors]
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Vertigo - VERTIGO Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo is a thrilling film filled with mystery and suspense. However, Hitchcock left many unsolved issues at the end of this film. In contrast, when comparing Vertigo to more recent films of similar genre’, mysteries are usually always solved and thoroughly explained by the end of the film. Ironically, Hitchcock’s failure to explain everything to the audience in Vertigo is one of the film’s best attributes. This lack of knowledge allows the viewer to use their own imagination and speculate as to what might or might not have become of certain characters....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Vertigo and Citizen Kane Are Products of their Mysogenistic Generation - ... Kane, in the middle of an important election, is found with his mistress, Susan Alexander. She is an aspiring singer, and Kane takes it completely onto himself to make her a star. Kane hires a world class singing instructor, builds an opera house, and writes exaggerating reviews in his own paper. Even with all of Kane’s support, she fails horrible as a singer. Kane refuses to acknowledge this, and pushes her through her career, to the point that she attempts to take her own life, rather than continue on....   [tags: gap between male and female gender] 1090 words
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Vertigo: A Darker Side of Human Nature - In the essay "On `Sleeping Beauty'," Francine Prose argues that the movie Vertigo is about "a sort of modified necrophilia: not exactly sex with a corpse - literal graveyard amour - but rather sex with a woman who only appears to have left the world of living" (223). This statement certainly has many ties to the movie. Vertigo, Hitchcock's masterpiece, secretly reveals men's sexual desire and obsession towards women, especially for those who appear to have lost touch with the real world. One may recognize the central character, Scottie, as a person who is surrounded by all kinds of emotional faintness due to his great loss of love....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Analysis] 567 words
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Gender Confusion in Hitchcock's Film, Vertigo - Gender Confusion in Hitchcock's Film, Vertigo Post World War II America was a society full of anxiety. In the late 1950s Americans were deeply troubled by so many social shifts. Major changes were occurring both internally and externally. They were in the midst of the Cold War, and were vastly approaching the atomic age. There was a communist scare and fear of Russian expansion. Joseph McCarthy was hunting down major celebrities for their communist involvement and the 'Red Influence' seemed to be everywhere....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher versus Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo - Edgar Allen Poe’s story “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Vertigo is very similar in a couple of ways. One way is that they both have friends that help with a murder. Second, both stories have death, mystery, and trickery involved in them. In the movie Vertigo John “Scottie” Ferguson gets a phone call by Gavin Elster, who is an old friend, to help him with a job. In the story “The Fall of the House of Usher” Rodrick Usher calls for his old friend to help him with a job also....   [tags: comparison between story and film]
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What is Menieres Disease and What Is the Best Way to Treat It? - ... Other dietary changes such as cutting back on caffeine, alcohol and smoking have been reported to improve symptoms. Alcohol affects blood vessels in the body and caffeine has been shown to constrict blood vessels. This makes tinnitus worse and more frequent. Eating such things in moderation is key to overcoming these symptoms (menieres australia, 2013). Background noise can help mask ringing in the ears. This is useful when trying to sleep or work. There are devices available such as tinnitus relaxers which play soothing music and sounds....   [tags: vertigo, tennitus, progressive deafness]
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Comparing Hitchcock’s Films, Shadow of a Doubt and Vertigo - Comparing Hitchcock’s Films, Shadow of a Doubt and Vertigo Francois Truffaut, when referring to Hitchcock said that “he exercises such complete control over all the elements of his films and imprints his personal concepts at each step of the way, Hitchcock has a distinctive style of his own. He is undoubtedly one of the few film-makers on the horizon today whose screen signature can be identified as soon as the picture begins.” Many people have used Hitchcock as the ultimate example of an auteur as there are many common themes and techniques found amongst his films....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 487 words
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Serious Consequences: Tobacco, Alcohol, Zero Gravity - Many casual claims about the affects of smoking on the human body have been made throughout the years since the discovery of potential health problems of smoking had been discovered. In a commercial, released in 2013, it displays multiple people smoking cigarettes with the affects having their children or themselves developing lung cancer or asthma (thetruth.com). The affects of smoking not only affect those that inhale the carcinogens but also affect those that may be around the toxins at the time as well....   [tags: Carcinogens, Cerebellum, Vertigo]
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Hitchcock’s Work at an Auteur in his Movie, Vertigo - Hitchcock’s Work at an Auteur in his Movie, Vertigo Though complex and brilliantly written for its time, the plot of Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Vertigo, is only half of the genius behind it. Alfred Hitchcock’s unique presence as an auteur is truly what sets his films apart. There is symmetry to his shots that give the film an artistic feel, as if each frame were a painting. Many times, within this symmetry, Hitchcock places the characters in the center of the frame; or if not centered, then balanced by whatever else is adding density to the shot....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 446 words
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The Destruction of Identity in Vertigo, The Tenant, & Mulholland Drive - The Destruction of Identity in Vertigo, The Tenant, & Mulholland Drive The rudimentary form of narrative storytelling lends itself towards application to an individual subject’s life story due to the correspondence of a narrative’s finite bounds and the subject’s mortality. Vertigo (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958), The Tenant (dir. Roman Polanski, 1976), and Mulholland Drive (dir. David Lynch, 2001) are consistent with this idea because their narratives follow an individual human subject from an anecdotally significant beginning to their death....   [tags: Film Cinema Movies]
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Deviation from Genre in Hitchcock’s Movie, Vertigo - Deviation from Genre in Hitchcock’s Movie, Vertigo When a director achieves great success, as Hitchcock did, he is able to follow a formula, much like a genre does, for future success. Further, a successful director is able to do a genre movie but place his own personal touch on it; in doing so, he ignores the formula that has thus far brought the genre so much success. Knighted as the “Master of Suspense,” Hitchcock was well known for his witty dialogue and genius plot twists. But Hitchcock’s true mastery came through in his ability to enshroud one story within another....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 498 words
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Camera Techniques Used in Hitchcock’s Thriller Movie, Vertigo - Camera Techniques Used in Hitchcock’s Thriller Movie, Vertigo A thriller is a type of film that usually instills excitement and suspense into the audience. A thriller is commonly described as a tense edge of the seat environment. The movie, Vertigo, is one of the most famous thrillers ever made. However, Vertigo does not fit into the stereotypical genre of thriller. Vertigo, often viewed as an experimental film because it was one of the first major thrillers of that time that used many different and innovative camera techniques....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 538 words
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The Alfred Hitchcock Signature in his Films, Shadow of a Doubt and Vertigo - The Alfred Hitchcock Signature in his Films, Shadow of a Doubt and Vertigo All directors of major motion pictures have specific styles or signatures that they add in their work. Alfred Hitchcock, one of the greatest directors of all time, has a particularly unique style in the way he creates his films. Film analyzers classify his distinctive style as the “Alfred Hitchcock signature”. Hitchcock’s signatures vary from his cameo appearances to his portrayal of a specific character. Two perfect examples of how Hitchcock implements his infamous “signatures” are in the movies, A Shadow of a Doubt and Vertigo....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 382 words
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Hitchcock’s Use of Technical Signatures in his Film Vertigo - Hitchcock’s Use of Technical Signatures in his Film Vertigo The films of Alfred Hitchcock provide some of the best evidence in favor of the auteur theory. Hitchcock uses many techniques that act as signatures on his films, enabling the viewer to possess an understanding of any Hitchcock film before watching it. His most famous signature is his cameo appearance in each of his films, but Hitchcock also uses more technical signatures like doubling, visual contrast, and strategically placed music to create suspense....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 500 words
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Women in Film - ... One can argue that Scottie officially accepted the case of investigating Madeleine from Gavin when he saw how she looked in the restaurant. This was important for the transformation of Jude to Madeleine. With Hildy, it’s a bit different from Vertigo. Throughout the film, it was seen that the transformation of Hildy from feministic roles to more masculine roles instead of reinforcement of feminine roles. The newspaper business was a highly dominated male environment. When first introduced to the newsroom, we see many men around the table doing masculine activities....   [tags: sexualized women, His Girl Friday, Vertigo] 1219 words
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Vestibular Neuritis - Vestibular Neuritis There are various disorders that will cause a patient to experience vertigo. The top three most common causes of peripheral vertigoare Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, and Vestibular neuritis. There are additional causes of vertigo such as cerebrovascular disease, migraines, psychological disease, perilymphatic fistulas, multiple sclerosis, and intracranial neoplasms (Labuguen, 2006). Vertigo is a type of dizziness where the patient feels like the world is spinning around them while they are standing motionless....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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How I Became a Positive Person - My coworkers at every job always say “you’re the most positive person I know”. I’m thinking if they only knew. I wasn’t always like this; I use to be the most miserable, depressed, disillusioned person in the room, and I still have bad days but I know how to feel, deal and keep my expectations real. There comes a time in a person’s life when their given an opportunity to make an impact on their life or a life of another and sometimes that impact is as simple as a few words or a sentence. I had that someone and those few words to change my life....   [tags: counselor, mental health, career] 950 words
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The Piano by Jane Campion - Critical analysis on The Piano 1993 In my discussion I will talk about Jane Campion’s film, The Piano 1993, in this case I would argue for and against Laura Mulvey’s essay, and to define where her theorist brings awareness and where it collapses. I will also introduce Vivian Sobchack ‘What my fingers knew’ to argue against Mulvey’s argument. In Laura Mulveys essay, she argues that, women are the sexual objects that the male has control over the gaze, in this case I agree with her, famous Hitchcock films, which shows this are films such as Vertigo, Rear Window and Psycho....   [tags: Critical Analysis, FIlm] 2129 words
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Classical Hollywood Cinema - Classical Hollywood Cinema Classical Hollywood cinema is a character-centered cinema. Its characters are more or less stable, knowable, and psychologically coherent individuals who possess clearly defined, specific goals. Although this cinema is also a plot driven or action cinema, characters stand in the center and interact with them. Over the course of the narrative characters struggle to achieve their goals or solve their problems. They overcome those who stand in their way (villains), triumphs over adverse circumstances (such as physical disabilities, nature or some other force) and /or transcend their own limitations (such as individual fears or weaknesses)....   [tags: Papers Film Movies] 454 words
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How Cinema and Theater Convey Pleasure in the Acts of Search and Lust - How Cinema and Theater Convey Pleasure in the Acts of Search and Lust In her essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, British film maker Laura Mulvey attempts to demystify how pleasure can be fulfilled in film. Contending that a pleasure in looking (scopohilia) and a pleasure in possessing the female as what to be looked at (voyeurism) fufills the audience’s desires, Mulvey suggests how filmmakers use this knowledge to create film that panders to our innate desires. In “Meshes of the Afternoon” by Maya Deren and “Vertigo” by Alfred Hitchcock, it is seen that Mulvey’s argument—the desire to look, the hunting, seeking, and watching, and harnessing of the female form is natural...   [tags: Movie Movies Film Essays] 1863 words
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Coronary Artery Disease with a Primary Comorbidity of Type II Diabetes Mellitus - Rob Geis is a 65-year-old Hispanic male from Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife were visiting friends in Jacksonville as part of a multi-stop Florida vacation. Rob was brought to the emergency department of St. Vincent Medical Center’s Southside location on the evening of January 27, 2014, by ambulance after he experienced a total loss of consciousness while dining at a restaurant with his wife and a group of friends. Rob has no recollection of the event. His wife reported he stumbled as he was returning from the restroom, but did not fall and was able to make it into his chair at the table....   [tags: Coronary Artery Disease]
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Double Trouble: Cassia and Cinnamon Causing Controversy - In the United States, cinnamon is a popular flavor in many different types of foods and candies. Many Americans, however, are unaware that often what they call “cinnamon” is actually a more toxic spice called “cassia.” Some would argue that The American public should not only be informed about this widespread misconception, but also that they should fight for legislation regulating industry use of cassia. On the other hand, since cassia is cheaper and more accessible than cinnamon, and is only harmful when consumed in high amounts, cassia should still be distributed instead of “true cinnamon” in the United States....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Philosophical Analysis of a Non-Philosophical Stimulus - The non-philosophical stimulus chosen is the somewhat infamous picture of The Falling Man. Taken on the morning of September 11th, 2001 following the terrorist attacks on the United States, The Falling Man captures the headlong fall of one of the individuals trapped at the top of the World Trade Centre after he chose to, rather than await being burnt alive by the flames, take his own life by jumping from the top of one of the towers. Similar actions were taken by as many as two hundred other people....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Examples of Illusion in Every Reality - Albert Einstein, a world renowned scientist, once said, “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one”. It is interesting to wonder what, in fact, is real or what makes up a reality. While people take different stances on whether or not an illusion makes a reality, like Einstein said, every reality is an illusion. However, some sources may try to convince otherwise. In this sense, an illusion is a misperception of the assumed reality seen through the eyes of the person experiencing it....   [tags: reality, illusion, dream] 1512 words
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Intertextuality in Writing and Composition - Intertextuality In The Telling Of Truth Narratives work to establish truth and build understanding. Joan Didion’s novel The White Album is a revealing narrative of events that occurred in the 1960's. Didion gives honest and thoughtful snapshots of the eventful era, focusing on the mundane and personal in a very informative and intimate manner that is helpful in understanding what life was like then. Through her unique use of intertextuality, that is the interrelation between texts, one may see the various ways in which the truth is shaped and presented....   [tags: narrative, literature, essay]
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Ethical Issues, Social Media Influence, and Medical Concerns of the iPhone 5 C Model - Introduction The iPhone 5 C model has incorporated multiple technologies that could affect the current global atmosphere differently. For instance, the fact that this product can connect to multiple medical gadgets could alter the current medical practices. In addition, its production resulted in ethical issues that could affect its future users and non-users. This is because most of the ethical issues affect the workers (who could be prospective iPhone 5 C users). Another important aspect to note is that the social media has had an influence on the publicity of the item....   [tags: mobile phones, communication technology issues] 988 words
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The Harsh Reallity of Preparing for a Professional Combat Competition - Professional boxing is a combat sport for two opponents who are tested between each other’s strength, speed, reflexes, endurance, and will against each other. It is pretty obvious that nutrition affects the performance of this sport because if you don't treat your body well it will have a negative effect towards your performance as an athlete. The purpose of this paper is to expose the harsh reality of a professional combat sport athlete when preparing for competition. Before the general rules of boxing where created people participated in bare fists fighting....   [tags: boxing, nutrition, malnutrition] 1136 words
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