"I look up, I look down" : vertigo in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca

Hajdú Richárd: "I look up, I look down" : vertigo in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca. In: From Renaissance to Postmodern at the Institute of English and American studies : prizewinning essays from the OTDK 2007-2015. pp. 63-79. (2013)

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Abstract

The present paper demonstrates that “vertigo” is the central theme at the core of Alfred Hitchcock’s films. Vertiginous obsessions dominate all of his movies. In Hitchcock’s career the decisive moment was 1938, the year when he signed a contract to work in Hollywood. He had to prove that he was able to shoot his movies according to the Hollywood conventions. Although we should bear in mind throughout the argument that Hitchcock was only able to talk absolutely freely about his main theme only after he had become a centrally important figure of the Hollywood studio system, the aim of the paper is to prove that he managed to talk about vertiginous obsessions, his potentially controversial main theme, even in his first Hollywood piece, Rebecca.

Item Type: Book Section
Journal or Publication Title: From Renaissance to Postmodern at the Institute of English and American studies : prizewinning essays from the OTDK 2007-2015
Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-963-306-214-2
Page Range: pp. 63-79
Contributors:
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Hitchcock Alfred
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/71174/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Filmművészet, Filmesztétika
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 79. p. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.04. Arts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music)
06. Humanities > 06.04. Arts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music) > 06.04.05. Studies on film, radio and television
Date Deposited: 2021. Jan. 16. 09:56
Last Modified: 2021. Jan. 16. 09:56
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/71385

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