Vertigo PG

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This film was last shown on 10 May 2014

Presented by Shannon Dea
Theme: The Construction of ‘Woman'

In her 1949 landmark book, The Second Sex, French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir made the provocative suggestion that woman is not born, but made. Nine years later, in his psychological thriller Vertigo, Hitchcock gave this idea a more literal expression than Beauvoir ever intended. We’ll use Beauvoir’s ideas as a new lens to revisit this classic film. Was Hitchcock a feminist?

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Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Country
USA
Year
1958
Duration
131 mins
Cast
Barbara Bel Geddes, James Stewart, Kim Novak

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