Vertigo - While You Watch: Listening Activity


Here are some quotes from the movie Vertigo. As we watch the film, try to identify each of the following scenes. What happens in the scene? Where is it set? What happened just before? What happens just after? How does this scene fit into the movie as a whole?

Madeleine: Here I was born, and there I died. It was only a moment for you; you took no notice.

 

 

Madeleine: Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere.

 

 

Coroner: He did nothing. The law has little to say on things left undone.

 

 

Judy: Couldn't you like me, just me the way I am? When we first started out, it was so good; w-we had fun. And... and then you started in on the clothes. Well, I'll wear the darn clothes if you want me to, if, if you'll just, just like me.
Scottie: The color of your hair...
Judy: Oh, no!
Scottie: Judy, please, it can't matter to you.

 

 

Scottie: You shouldn't keep souvenirs of a killing. You shouldn't have been that sentimental.

 

 

Midge: I talked to the woman in musical therapy, and she said that Mozart's the boy for you.

 

 

Scottie: Midge, who do you know that's an authority on San Francisco history?
Marjorie 'Midge' Wood: That's the kind of greeting a girl likes! Not this "Hello-you-look-wonderful" stuff, just a good straight "Who do you know that's an authority on San Francisco his---" [interrupted]

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