Trouble seeing the end of the film: Here's a clip:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-sWReV2DDQ
To prepare for the graded discussion (QUIZ grade) tomorrow:
1. Complete your Vertigo handout (it's due tomorrow for a participation grade).
2. Other questions (I couldn't put on the handout because it'd spoil the film)
-Judy and Madeline are the same woman and yet Scotty assesses them differently - is one prettier than the other? is it about perceived classiness?
-How is Judy/Madeline objectified? Does she allow this to happen to herself? How is fashion, makeup, hair used to modify Judy/Madeline?
-Scotty is a viewer of Madeline and then Judy. Is he a voyeur? How do you feel about the way he looks at Judy/Madeline?
-And Midge - how does she (variously) change herself in an attempt to attract Scotty's attention? Why doesn't it work? What about Midge's personality/looks makes her a less appealing woman to Scotty?
-For all the questions above: Is Hitchcock making a comment about the world as it is in an attempt to have you see its flaws OR is he simply using the world as it is for his narrative, with no obvious critique?
3. Read the following articles and feel free to use these to give you more to say about the film:
Voyeurism in Vertigo, What is Hitchcock suggesting here? Ebert's Review
Vertigo as a piece of art. Why is it considered the best film ever made?
4. Think about Vertigo in relation so Duchamp's Fountain, Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop, Stravinsky's Rite of Sping. How do they compare if you compare them using Aristotle's, Tolstoy's and Marx's criteria for "good" art?
5. Read this post because I think it's awesome. There are absolute and obvious connections to our conversations about art, beauty, viewing. Bring this in to the conversation tomorrow and you're my favorite! (UPDATE: If you read the linked post above and wondered what the heck I was seeing in that to connect to aesthetics, MY BAD! Wrong link! Go here to see what I was intending!)