Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Years ago, Roger Ebert's Great Movie essay on Vertigo made me consider the film in a way I hadn't before. He wrote this: "There is another element, rarely commented on, that makes Vertigo a great film. From the moment we are let in on the secret, the movie is equally about Judy: her pain, her loss, the trap she's in." Now, for their November issue on Hitchcock, Bright Wall/Dark Room has published this outstanding piece by Lauren Willford that investigates this idea of how we can read Vertigo as Judy's film. Only rather than simply dealing with the second part of the film, Willford looks at the movie's entirety through Judy's eyes. Insightful stuff for anyone who loves the film. Coincidentally, you can read the piece for free at Ebert's website.