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Released in 1958, Vertigo is Alfred Hitchock¿s masterpiece and one of the greatest films of all time. This is the first book to explore the philosophical aspects of Hitchcock¿s film. Beginning with an introduction by the editor placing the film in context, each chapter explores a central theme of Vertigo from a philosophical perspective. Topics discussed include: the role of memory in psychological constitution and personal identity mimesis and representation the role of color gender, sexuality and identity audio and visual narration the theme of falling or fallenness the role of looking. Including annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, Vertigo is essential reading for students interested in Vertigo and studying philosophy and film studies.