Vertigo - After You Watch: Discussion Questions

Alfred Hitchcock / 1958

  1. How does the fact that Scottie has vertigo direct the course of events in this film?
  2. Who is Scottie in love with? Did Madeline ever really exist? Do you think she was just an illusion?
  3. How does Hitchcock portray women in this film? How do the men in the film treat women? How do the women respond? Would you accept similar relationships in a contemporary film? Why or why not?
  4. How does the idea of obsession figure into this film?
  5. What did you like about this film? What did you dislike?

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