Hitchcock and Staircases

In this article from the Catholic University, the author describes how staircases are used throughout Hitchcock’s films. Staircases are symbols of many things including the occult and the unconscious. A large part of some of Hitchcock’s movies is the discussion of the unconscious part of the brain, for example in Spellbound. A number of Hitchcock’s films reference the unconscious. The article also makes a point of showing how the stairs usually have men with mother issues at the top.


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