Vertigo - Before You Watch: Discussion Questions
Discuss these questions with your group:
- Do you have any phobias? Do you know anyone with phobias? How do these phobias effect them?
- What is vertigo? Have you ever experienced vertigo? What does it feel like?
- This film is based on a novel called D'Entre les Morts (literally From Amongst the Dead). Do you believe in ghosts or spirits? Could someone out of the past--someone who is dead--return and take possession of someone who is alive? How would you respond if you thought that this had happened?
- Have you ever experienced deja-vu?
- What's the difference between love and obsession? What behaviors characterize each?
- What were the roles of men and women like in the US during the 1950s?