HITCHCOCK’S WOMEN: Constructing and Resurrecting the Ideal Woman – A Portrait of Judy Barton in VERTIGO (1958) – PART II

Concluding her two-part analysis, Rebecca McCallum continues her investigation into the representation of gender in Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Power and Possession Scottie believes he is following Madeline without her knowledge, but in actual fact she is leading him, albeit under the direction of Elster. On one occasion he follows her to a graveyard, linking Judy toContinue reading “HITCHCOCK’S WOMEN: Constructing and Resurrecting the Ideal Woman – A Portrait of Judy Barton in VERTIGO (1958) – PART II”

HITCHCOCK’S WOMEN: Constructing and Resurrecting the Ideal Woman – A Portrait of Judy Barton in VERTIGO (1958) – PART I

In the first of a new regular series Rebecca McCallum investigates gender in the films of Alfred Hitchcock, beginning with a two-part analysis of the incomparable Vertigo. A psychological vortex with no resolution, Vertigo is an intoxicating exploration of love, obsession and the unobtainable. Set amongst the cultural landmarks of San Francisco, retired detective ScottieContinue reading “HITCHCOCK’S WOMEN: Constructing and Resurrecting the Ideal Woman – A Portrait of Judy Barton in VERTIGO (1958) – PART I”