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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By angelsonnier
Written July 07, 2013
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By Thommie
Written July 14, 2013
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A Dizzying Experience

By thoughtmecca
Written August 03, 2010
Having a lot in common with Clouzot's Les Diaboliques (they're based off works by the same authors), Vertigo is a twisted story of false identities, ghosts and murder. Jimmy Stewart, despite the feeling by many that he was too old to play this part, is charming as hell, and Kim Novak is gorgeous. The actual filmmaking is flawless - gorgeous shots, suspenseful reveals, this is a film worth seeing by any movie buff to see where we get a lot of the language we use in suspense and thrillers today.
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Whilirling Dervish Wakeup?

By markfredrickson
Written July 19, 2014
Vertigo? You just don't know until your inner ear casts you in this role.
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