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Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most well known directors of all time bringing murder and mystery to a new light His films starting in 1925 with Pleasure Garden and ending in 1976 with the film Fantasy Plot set a precedent for all other directors in the film industry Hitchcock came to be known as the Master of Suspense Many story lines and techniques within his cinematography are common standards for films today His film The Lodger is a film that came to be an ideal example of a classic Hitchcock plot Each plot presents an innocent man accused of a crime he did not commit Through a web of mystery danger action and of course love he must find the true criminal This plot came to be used in many of Hitchcocks films including Vertigo Vertigo catches the viewers attention with love murder and suspense Everyone has a phobia of some kind whether it is spiders darkness or enclosed spaces Vertigo is movie that deals with a fear of heights The main character Scottie must cure himself of his melancholia so he can go on living a normal life Vertigo is one of Alfred Hitchcocks films that explores gender issues such as man as a possessor shows the weakness of women and men and discusses moral issues First of all Hitchcock depicts man as a possessor in this film Everything is seen through the main character Scotties eyes Laura Mulvey says the film is cut to the measure of male desire There is only one scene when Judy flashes back to the murder that is not seen through Scotties point of view Everything seems to be centered on him and what he thinks The view is always from inside of Scotties car either from his point of view or a reaction shot Madeleine and Scottie are never seen in the same scene together There is always a shot of him or of
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