- When Scotty first sees Madeleine in Ernie's restaurant, the light around her becomes unnaturally bright for a moment.
- While Scotty is listening to the story of Madeleine's ancestor in the book shop, it gets very dark; once he exits the store, it brightens again.
- When Scotty first sees Judy made up completely as Madeleine, she is lit by a blurred, ghostly green light (the reflected light from the neon sign outside the window).
- The mirror on the way out of Ernie's restaurant; Scotty sees Madeleine reflected in it right after he has seen her for the first time.
- The numerous reflections and repetitions of Madeleine throughout, including at least two women whom Scotty mistakes for her.
- The metaphorical or dream mirrors that Madeleine describes as lining the corridor of her life.
- Midge paints herself into the portrait of Madeleine's ancestor, and, in one shot, sits next to the self-portrait, as if doubled.
- After showing Scotty the portrait, Midge sees herself reflected in the glass of the window.
- Judy as Madeleine's reflection.
- Madeleine as repetition or reflection of her ancestor.
- Scotty repeating his former life.
- Judy falls from the tower to her death the same way Madeleine did
- There is a motif of spirals in the film, as literal shapes in the opening credits, and as the more abstract shape of the movie's plot, as well as the shape of the pivotal tower staircase.