VERTIGO worksheet

“I know of no other film that so ruthlessly analyzes the basis of male desire and exposes its mechanisms.” --- Robin Wood on VERTIGO

Some things to be alert to & to think about while viewing the film:

1. subjective camera:

especially: point of view




2. use of forward tracking shots:



3. visual references to woman as “work of art”:



4. verbal references to terms “freedom” & “power”:



5. specific visuals of dream imagery:



6. placement of flashback & its effect on narrative structure: