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Hitchcock themes and motifs - mirrors

"There is so little I know. It is as though I were walking down a long corridor that once was mirrored, and fragments of mirror still hang there, dark and shadowy, reflecting a dark image of me... and yet not me... someone else, in other clothes, of another time, doing things I have never done... but still me... And I can't stop to ask why, I must keep on walking. At the and of the corridor there is nothing but darkness, and I know when I walk into the darkness, I'll die." — Madeleine Elster[1]

Downhill (1927)

Easy Virtue (1928)

Champagne (1928)

Blackmail (1929)

Rich and Strange (1931)

The 39 Steps (1935)

Spellbound (1945)

Notorious (1946)

Stage Fright (1950)

To Catch a Thief (1955)

Vertigo (1958)

North by Northwest (1959)

Psycho (1960)

The Birds (1963)

Frenzy (1972)



  1. "Vertigo" script dated 12/Sep/1957