SlickNikki

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  1. There is so much going on in the last moments of the last scene. Scottie overcomes his Vertigo. In the beginning of the film you learn that only another traumatic event will cure Vertigo. Judy confesses to her part of the murder while being "coerced" by Scottie. Scottie reaches his peak insanity. Judy finally accepts that she cannot pretend as if her part in murdering another person can be swept under the rug and forgotten, but is now a part of who she is. Judy confesses that she was willing to go along with Scottie's insanity because of her deep, non-selfperserving love for him. Scottie starts to gain some sanity and finally starts to see the real Judy for the first time. She is a mix of Judy and Madeline. He is coming to terms with her duplicity in every sense. He realizes he can love her as she truly is. Then when there is a sense that this relationship may finally have just a slim chance of survival that is when Judy is scared and falls to her doom. She seems to be haunted yet with her past behavior which is why she is so started by the nun. All of this takes place in the very last moments of the film. I am sure there is more, or there are better interpretations, but this is what I have experienced.
  2. I think the fact that you are not emotionally invested at all is the reason you cannot find any love for the film. I feel the same way towards The Birds. Hitch relied in the audience to have an emotional tie to the characters. The stronger the tie, the stronger the suspense is for the audience. It is just fine if you don't care for this film. This film reminds me a bit of Wuthering Heights. The characters motivations become very twisted and sick. If you are not invested in them right away you will never like the book. I am looking forward as well as dreading the birds. I am hoping to get more insight so I may appreciate it more. Then again, I may just feel like it is a waste of time like the movie itself.
  3. I introduced Vertigo to my 12 year old son last night. While he was interested in most of the film, he did find it was a bit slow at times for him. He stated emphatically, "Awe Mom, I hate love stories." I tried to explain without giving things away that this was no real love story, but he didn't trust me until he saw the end. I am telling this to you because I used Hitch's strong color palette to keep him engaged. It became a game of where is the red and green. In every scene, every shot even, the colors are there. We even paused the film 3/4 of the way through to look up why those colors are so important at my son's request. I had never noticed the yellow and shades of blue until this screening. I am glad that was discussed as well. Now I am looking for meaning behind all the artwork at the museum that we see. I knew Hitch had "attention to detail" as his M.O., but I never truly appreciated it until now. Thank you.

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