Film Analysis: Vertigo

with Volney Gay, PhD

 

 

vertigoA Hitchcock classic, an intricate psychological thriller, this movie is all about dreams.  Dreams are the stuff that psychoanalysts can’t stop thinking about.  Freud began the whole science with his Reflections on Dreams.  The dream is a puzzle, a rebus – we don’t know exactly how to solve it, neither does the hero in the film.