HItchcock's Masterpiece

By lugubriousthespian
Written November 16, 2008
VERTIGO by all logical standards shouldn't work as a film. And in 1957 it was denounced and dismissed by not only critics but audiences alike. Now it stands as a master work by the Master who creates this sublime world of reality and unreality as ex-detective Scotty Ferguson ( Jimmy Stewart ) follows mysterious Madeliene Elster ( Kim Novak ) around San Francisco and later falls desperately in love with her. After tragic events he goes into a deep depression and wakes only to discover the first woman's body double and becomes obsessed with making her over into the likeness of the first woman. Haunting, elegant, gorgeously photographed, this was truly Hitch at his most personal. A one of a kind movie that has been duplicated and imitated many times over in many differnet way but none even begin to eclipse its pure beauty and composition.
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Written October 28, 2016
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By angelsonnier
Written July 07, 2013
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Hitchcock's most complex

By writerauiler
Written August 11, 2013
tawdry, erotic, confusing, multidimensional, suspenseful, ironic, abusive, beautiful. Art. insanely great, really. really hard to explain why. it must be endured over and over until it is understood.
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By Thommie
Written July 14, 2013
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