Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Is Emma "The Dark One" Really Vertigo's Madeleine Elster?

So here we are in Season 5 of "Once Upon a Time" where Emma has become the feared "Dark One".  Many have pondered of the make up choice for Jennifer Morrison's appearance and have wondered just why she's got the hair dyed white and pushed up in a bun.   Something to me looked familiar.

It wasn't long before it dawned on me or at least I don't think it's coincidental that Emma Swan the Dark One  bears a striking resemblance of the mysterious Madeleine Elster from the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film "Vertigo"  starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. Novak plays Madeleine, a dark, mysterious character with a story line not so far different than Emma Swan!

 Let's consider not just the story but also the look. Jimmy Stewart plays, "Scottie" a retired police officer who's hired as a private investigator to follow a man's supposedly mentally deranged wife who portrays herself as one who's convinced her destiny is being forced into darkness and destruction by a relative who died about a century prior. Scottie's assignment is merely to collect information and file a report but in short order he finds himself madly in love with Madeline, his clients wife.

With great passion of heart, soul and mind he does everything possible to restore her to a rational state. Not sounding a lot like Hook's drive and  passion on "Once Upon a Time"??  Same look? Same idea? The story line is not absolutely exact but are the similarities of costumes and dress coincidental?  I think not. One can compare the two with pictures.

My advice for  Hook to save Emma...Just be like Scottie in Vertigo. When Madeleine cried out in her desperate state,

"Don't leave me...stay with me!"

 Scottie without hesitation reassured her with,

 "All the time!"

They kissed again quite passionately [see picture up top] as they stood there by the sea and the wind blew causing the waves to dash up against the rocks throwing up a curtain of spray!  I say do the same Killian! We know you can do it! Take her out on the Jolly Rogers tonight and say those lovely things! :)


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