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Camera work in VERTIGO by Hitchcock

For essay option two, I will discuss Vertigo and two ways the camera is used in the film. Although Hitchcock uses the camera in additional ways, for this purpose of this essay, I will cover how camerawork helps initiate an underlying sense of danger in the opening sequence and how camerawork, in the famous dolly-zoom shots, communicates the vertigo experienced by Scotty. Part I will talk about the opening sequence, touching on the first use of the famous dolly-zoom shot. Part II will offer more detail about the dolly-zoom and how the technique reappears twice in the film, expressing Scotty’s vertigo with camerawork. PART I The opening sequence has at least two purposes. One is to prepare the viewer for…