Vertigo: Cinematic Influence, Pure Cinema, Voyeurism, and the Male Gaze

In this video essay I discuss Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (and its ongoing influence) and his use of pure cinema, as well as voyeurism and the male gaze. I also look at David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive in relation to Vertigo. The end of the video features a remix of the prelude from Vertigo.

Warning: the video features spoilers for both films.

This video is for educational purposes.