The Vertiginous Sublime: Hitchcock’s Vertigo & Proust’s Search

(An essay I wrote for Professor James Stone’s Hitchcock class at UNM): Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo is a haunting examination of the effects of erotic idealization and the struggle to recreate lost splendor. The film follows “Scottie” Ferguson’s initiation into obsession, the loss of his object of desire and, finally, his doomed quest to recapture/recreate his […]