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David Reed

David Reed is known for creating long horizontal or vertical paintings. Many of Reed’s paintings were hung in bedrooms, because of this he decided to recreate a bedroom. Reed uses this style of painting in his work “Judy’s Bedroom” and “Scotties Bedroom” from the Hitchcock film Vertigo. He recreated each of the bedrooms from the film and would have the movie playing with the display.

David Reeds “Judy’s Bedroom”:

Judy’s bedroom from vertigo:

David Reed’s “Scotties Bedroom”:

 

Scottie’s bedroom from Vertigo (with Judy sleeping in it):

Modern twist on Hitchcockian

What Lies Beneath, made in 2000, has an icy blonde suspect her next door neighbor of killing his wife and believes her house is haunted; it has strong resemblance to the plot of Rear Window besides the supernatural part which is not Hitchcockian.

10 Modern-Day Movies Inspired By (Or Rip-Offs Of) Alfred Hitchcock

 

Bates Motel, is an A&E series that is also on Netflix; it is supposed to allow the viewers to see what Norman Bates’ childhood life was like growing up so abnormally close to his mother. They move into a mansion in a small town with a motel, everything about the series is based on Hitchcock’s movie, Psycho. However, this film series takes place in modern times.

 

Vertigo- greatest film

For me Vertigo was one of my favorite Hitchcock films that I have seen so far, although it was not as good as Psycho where the plot scheme carries ending suspense from the beginning straight through the end; however Vertigo was still a phenomenal work. There are some parts in Vertigo that are very slow for me, like the driving scenes. These for me seem too drawn out and over done. However, to an extent this gives the audience a stronger sense of suspense; we see what Scottie sees, we wonder what he wonders as Madeline follows all of the life of Carlotta Valdes. (http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/nholland/vertigo.htm)

Scottie following Madeline as they drive around San Francisco.

Besides the slow moments, Vertigo still has a very intriguing and twisted plot that could throw any viewer off because of how unexpected it turns out to be.  And I can see why it has been ranked so highly.

The twists and turns that are in the film Vertigo.