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Everyone has their odd fascinations, preferences, or fetishes. A fetish isn’t necessarily sexual: a fetish is something a person believes has a certain power or has a very special value to them. That can be an object, a situation, or even a person or part of a person. In religion, for instance, there are many objects of fetish, most notably in religions like native American religion, or Voodoo, where animals and wooden carvings are fetishes.

Directors have these odd fascinations and fetishes as well. Some, even the most famous, make a point of projecting them in their movies, almost like a homage. Sometimes, it’s not so easy to spot, but fetishes really become noticeable when they recur film after film. Most of the time, however, their fetishes don’t have anything to do with religion, and can be a little bit odd.

Like Alfred Hitchcock's obsession with blondes.

Like Alfred Hitchcock’s obsession with blondes (source: Paramount Pictures)

Somehow the directors know to seamlessly incorporate their objects of fascination into their films, even when it has nothing to do with the rest of it. If you think about it, that’s quite commendable on its own.

Next, we list ten examples of mainstream movies in which directors projected their odd fascinations and fetishes.

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Manon is a 24 year old Dutchie located in Perth, Australia and is passionate about film and writing. She is a Global Criminology MA - her thesis discussed developments in law enforcement and punishment with the use of dystopian science fiction films. She enjoyed this so much she is continuing the critical discussion of themes of movies here on The Movie Scrutineer! She also contributes articles frequently to