"Strangers on a Train" and "Vertigo" Research Paper by hicaliber

"Strangers on a Train" and "Vertigo"
This paper argues that "Strangers on a Train" and "Vertigo" are the quintessential Hitchcock films.
# 93914 | 3,304 words | 4 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 15, 2007 in Film (History of) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper examines the universal and enduring appeal of Alfred Hitchcock's films. The author defines two films in particular -- "Strangers on a Train" and "Vertigo" as the quintessential Hitchcock films. The author contends that although Hitchcock's films may no longer have the capability to shock their audience, they feature several recurring plot devices that capture the imagination. These plot features include an ingenious criminal scheme, the use of doubles, a guilty person who manages to cast suspicion upon a non-guilty person, and an amoral person being punished. The films "Strangers on a Train" and "Vertigo" demonstrate Hitchcock's best use of those devices.


Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hitchcock, A. (Producer), & Hitchcock, A. (Director). (1951). Strangers on a Train [Motionpicture]. USA: Warner.
  • Hitchcock, A. (Producer), & Hitchcock, A. (Director). (1958). Vertigo [Motion picture]. USA:Paramount Pictures.
  • Pavelin, A. (Unknown). "Alfred Hitchcock."Retrieved April 18, 2006 from Talking Pictures Web site: http://www.talkingpix.co.uk/Article_Hitchcock%20100.html
  • Wikipedia. (2006). "Alfred Hitchcock." Retrieved April 18, 2006 from Wikipedia Web site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Hitchcock

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