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Left Curve (2014) - The Meaning of Vertigo in the Utopian City of Collapsed Time




[...] the bizarre transformation of Jimmy Stewart, the ultimate guy-next-door, into the creepy alter ego of the obese, manipulative, blonde-obsessed Hitchcock is only one of the movie's embedded mirrors (although it is also a lens through which many fans view the film, since Hitchcock, the ultimate obsessive-cam-auteur, has been an industrial-scale generator of character studies). [...]less marketable ghosts also haunt the city: the deadly anti-Chinese riot of 1877, the 1934 San Francisco general strike (the first use of tear gas on civilians for crowd control), the mass removal and internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the bloody San Francisco State student strike, the White Night riots.