Let's make that movie some other night

The few intentional jokes include Wood's return to her "first love, painting," and Ferguson's joshing with a wooden horse which would "have a little trouble getting in and out of the stall without being pushed." Both jokes are "not funny" according to the characters (although audiences are loudly delighted with the former): In Vertigo, humor is a despicable and ineffectual grab for power, an unwelcome attempt to re-establish shared unspoken assumptions over the unspeakable void, and the only joke sincerely endorsed is "Who was that lady I saw with you last night?"
Copyright 1998 Ray Davis