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"Vertigo" and "The 39 Steps"
A comparison and contrast of the films "The 39 Steps" and "Vertigo", directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
# 120994 | 750 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper provides a comparison and contrast of two films directed by Alfred Hitchcock; "The 39 Steps" (1935), and "Vertigo" (1958). A number of similarities and differences between the two mystery thrillers are addressed, including use of the MacGuffin and double identity.

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"Alfred Hitchcock directed both "The Steps" and "Vertigo". The two films are quite distinct in a number of ways, including the former being filmed in black-and-white and the latter in color. Also, in contrast, Donald Spoto maintains "Vertigo" is one of Hitchcock's blonde mystery thrillers, while "The Steps" represents one of his core patterns in mystery thrillers of the average Joe thrust into a situation beyond his understanding or control. As Spoto notes in "The Steps", for the unwitting hero, Richard..."

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