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Psychological Perspectives (2011) - Vertigo: Out of the Past




2008 marked the 50th anniversary of the release of Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of doomed romanticism. Its reception on its original release was a disappointment to Hitchcock, but over the years it has received one of acclaim. Vertigo is Hitchcock's most personal film and, like a fairy tale, attracts many meanings. In it he gives us a glimpse of his soul, and, via the archetype of anima, we see reflected our own desires and longing for a lost paradise.