“Between 2 Deaths” and “Vertigo”

This short film by Wago Kreider is directly inspired by Vertigo, as the artist seemed to have chopped up a particular sequence and paralleled it with the present day setting of the film. What the artist seemed to have done was take footage of the set in 2006 and cut that up and matched it with the cut up graveyard scene. This juxtaposition is bizarre but very interesting. The artist has the images fading frequently with each one to two second scene. As a result, there is constant movement in the short film. This in combination with the setting and organ music creates a very dream-like sensation. There is no dialogue further mystifying it. It is as if the point of view was from a perspective of a ghost that has seen this past and present. Another interesting aspect of the short film is the choice to film the modern-day set in broad daylight. In many parts of the graveyard sequence, it is quite dark. This in contrast to the lighter modern day scenes make it seem as if it is fading light to dark, comparing the past and present. In terms of Hitchcock’s filmmaking style, I can’t really find much except for the frequent use of the fade. In addition this film definitely has an eerie element to it but it is not necessarily the same eeriness that Hitchcock usually produces.

 

The image directly below reveals how extremely overlapped the scenes can get due to the one to two second scenes and the fade in between them. The two sets of images of two, shows the 1958 version of the setting and the 2006 version side by side.

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Overlapped Scene

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