Friday, July 3, 2009

Vertigo

His rooftop experience made him shaky on heights (the illustration friday prompt is shaky). Vertigo, for me, is barely a suspense film at all, it is so much about disillusion and the folly of taking appearance over substance. It could almost be seen as the director's informing the audience of what is really behind Hollywood glamour (the original meaning of glamor was for a sort of enchantment the fairies threw over things to fool mortals).

Photographed at the bike rack at Grand Avenue and Lakeshore.

23 comments:

Cathie said...

interesting concept. makes me shaky and off balance to look at it...

Book Nerd said...

I was forwarded your blog from a mutual friend, and I must say I adore it. So much whimsy. I hope you don't mind if I link to this site, and perhaps showcase a few of my favorites on my blog Bibliokelly.blogspot.com

hablasballena said...

hahaha beautiful!

Caio Fernandes said...

i didn't know the original mean of glamour . and i agreE with you about vertigo .the drawing is very good , i love the moviments of the charater .
today is one of those days that i am kind of free , so i was happy because in my mind i would be able to , for the first time see one post of you stil fresh , warm , came out of the oven .but i went to lunch , and when i came back .... there was 2 comments alread . i DEMAND to be the first one .hate you cathie and book nerd .just don't hate more because Susan like you both .
my post today was a silent way to say thank you Susan . i wouldn't do that if i hadn't visited your blog all this time and had so much fun with your magic , good taste ,and lovely way to share images with everybory .
i adore your presense on internet , it would be boring without you , as it was before i met the artspark theatre .i hated internet ,that's the reason i got all this years with no blog , and no nothing , just a stinky hotmail for busyness .now i like to come in , visit you and even otheR blogs too .i am having lots of fun . THANK YOU Susan .

rlbourges said...

This is excellent - love the way you used the horizontal to suggest the vertical.

Of possible interest to your readers: the U.S. screenplay for Vertigo was adapted from a story by a famous writing team known as Boileau-Narcejac, and retains the French name Madeleine for the female lead.

Cheers from Graulhet, Susan.

Caio Fernandes said...

ok , now i made some justice .
if you didn't like what i did on mein welt , you tell and i take out . but i am going to sleep better if people be aware of where come my inspiration , or i would feel like a charlatan .

California Girl said...

Happy 4th! This is great! My husband will love it. He's working on the Alice concept and having a great deal of fun with it. I've seen one version but he's off to another one and won't send to me til he's finished.

K Spoering said...

Clever use of a bike rack! I must confess that I love Hitchcock films - the only 'horror' flicks I can watch, because the horror is all psychological, rather than graphic, which I just can't endure.

notmassproduced said...

well captured

Jasmine said...

I like the movement of the picture and the way you have positioned the character.

lettuce said...

this is excellent

and i've just seen your alice over in cleveland.

if i'm not to late to bid for one of the next lot of travelling alices, I'd love one to take into london with me....

Tomás Serrano said...

I like this idea. When I was in San Francisco last time I rode a bicycle by the Golden Gate, near of one of the scenarys of "Vertigo", underneath the beginning of the bridge. I used it in my IF "Cracked" entry.

grrl+dog said...

Witches and hookers do it too..glamour....and politicians.

herhimnbryn said...

Great use of the bike rack

steve said...

Genius work Susan!

Rohzi E. said...

Why does this picture make me want to BE THERE with him? lol Weird.

I LOVE this one. I love the spiral usage.

Dream Painter said...

Really love your style!

kabini said...

really like your style, love the whimsical-ness
cheers!

INDIGENE said...

Oh, how I love Hitchcock movies! But I like them more when Edith Head was the costumer! Cool illustration!

Caroline said...

I can always expect originality here! Terrific idea to use the bike rack!

Rrramone said...

Nice. :-)

seeknowbrown said...

Terrific! Am catching up on your other work also, and really enjoying.

Coreopsis said...

I initially "read" this as him falling from a great height--and the spirals going down, and I felt a definite, unpleasant lurch in my stomach. Vertigo by simply viewing. But then I got oriented, and realized the spirals went along a road. Very effective picture.