Tuesday, May 06, 2003


Somebody should put a name to the syndrome of reading oneself into one’s interpretation of a film.

This reading sees Scottie Ferguson (Jimmy Stewart) as a detective who “soon finds himself in the role of a psychoanalyst: searching for Madeleine’s lost memories, attempting to interpret her dreams, seeking the integration of dissociated personality fragments, striving to liberate Madeleine from the claws of her enigmatic obsession and free her to live and to love.” (Emanuel Berman, “Hitchcock’s Vertigo: The collapse of a rescue phantasy,” First European Psychoanalytic Film Festival, 2001.)

philm shorts ::: from editor :::
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