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address Laura Mulvey’s arguments in “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” by analyzing Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958), and, in particular, the clip in which Scottie (James Stewart) first observes “Madeleine” (Kim Novak).
For additional guidance on particular things to look for in each film and clip, and/or questions to address with your analysis, see the lecture notes for each film, as well as the discussion board prompts for that class.
Whether you paraphrase or quote, include in-text citation, footnotes, or endnotes, you must cite accordingly. You are also expected to provide a bibliography (even though it is just one text, this is an important habit). You do not need to do any additional research—and, in fact, should not incorporate other sources for your interpretation of the academic text or film. See the texts in the “Writing Guides” folder for additional information on citing sources.
Through this process, I suggest you:
- Write down anything about a specific image, sound, figure, camera movement, or series of shots that best illustrates your topic.
- Paraphrase in a paragraph or two the overall argument of the academic text/s you would like to incorporate.
- Define the key terms from the text/s that are most relevant to your argument, and explain why these are helpful.