Surrealism Research- “Spellbound” (1945 Film) Dream Sequence

“Spellbound”, a 1940s film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, has a typical dream sequence designed by the Surrealism artist Salvador Dali. The dream is made up of psychoanalytic symbols such as eyes, men without faces, a man falling off a building, scissors, playing cards and odd-looking open landscapes. At one point a man holds up a misshapen wheel which reminds us of Dali’s most famous melting clock shapes. In the  plot the sequence symbolises the dreamers repressed memories which keeps in with the idea that Surrealism is all about depicting the subconscious.

Dream (0.00-2.40):

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