In the Line of Fire
“To live is to defend a form,” the leaf that falls from the tree defeats Confucius. The structural plan is arranged from Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
Various elements of the surface structure are recognizably thematic to Eastwood as actor. Hitchcock’s religious themes are echoed in the renegade CIA “wet boy” as fallen angel. His cover profile as model builder in Phoenix and software executive in San Jose is revealing.
The analysis of Vertigo, which will not be apparent to some (as it was not to any critic), is almost certainly the best one going.
The opening scene on the counterfeiter’s boat is a précis.