Authors’ Forum & Book Signing
Contributors to a new book discussing the deep connections of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo to the city of San Francisco will be on hand for a book signing.
In The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo: Place, Pilgrimage and Commemoration, Douglas A. Cunningham has assembled a collection of essays that examine the unique relationship that the 1958 film enjoys with the history and cultural imagination of California and the San Francsico Bay Area.
Contributors to this collection explore how Vertigo resurrects the stories of San Francisco’s violent past, how sightseeing informs the act of watching the film, the significance of landmarks in the film, and the variety of ways Vertigo enthusiasts commemorate the film. The essays also ask larger questions about the specificities of place and the role they play in our efforts to understand this layered and seminal masterpiece.