- article: A "Woman's" View: The Vertigo Frame-Up
- author(s): Laura Hinton
- journal: Film Criticism (31/Mar/1995)
- issue: volume 19, issue 2, page 2
- journal ISSN: 0163-5069
- keywords: "A Hitchcock Reader" - edited by Marshall Deutelbaum and Leland A Poague, Alfred Hitchcock, Barbara Bel Geddes, Blackmail (1929), Cahiers du Cinéma, Deborah Linderman, Filming locations for Vertigo (1958) - Coit Tower, Garry Leonard, James Stewart, Janet Bergstrom, Karen Hollinger, Kim Novak, Laura Hinton, Laura Mulvey, Mission San Juan Bautista, California, Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California, Motion pictures, Mysteries, New York City, New York, Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California, Patricia Hitchcock, Patrick O'Donnell, Robin Wood, San Francisco, California, Screen (1975) - Visual pleasure and narrative cinema, Stanley Cavell, Susan White, Tania Modleski, Vertigo (1958), Virginia Wright Wexman, Women
Critics of the film since its 1983 re-release have emphasized Vertigo's narrative ambiguity toward gender identification, following Mulvey's own lead when she revised earlier assertions about classic cinema's male-identified sadism by suggesting she had "shelved" or denied her own "look" as a female viewer who might subvert rigid bourgeois gender roles ("Afterthoughts on 'Visual Pleasure,'" 12).