Vertigo

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Dismissed when first released, later heralded as one of director Alfred Hitchcock's finest films (and, according to Hitchcock, his most personal one), this adaptation of the French novel D'entre les morts weaves an intricate web of obsession and deceit. It opens as Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) realizes he has vertigo, a condition resulting in a fear of heights, when a police officer is killed trying to rescue him from falling off a building. Scottie then retires from his position as a private investigator, only to be lured into another case by his old college friend, Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore). Elster's wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak), has been possessed by a spirit, and Elster wants Scottie to follow her. He hesitantly agrees, and thus begins the film's wordless montage as Scottie follows the beautiful yet enigmatic Madeleine through 1950s San Francisco (accompanied by Bernard Herrmann's hypnotic score). After saving her from suicide, Scottie begins to fall in love with her, and she appears to feel the same way. Here tragedy strikes, and each twist in the movie's second half changes our preconceptions about the characters and events. In 1996 a new print of Vertigo was released, restoring the original grandeur of the colors and the San Francisco backdrop, as well as digitally enhancing the soundtrack. ~ Dylan Wilcox, Rovi
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Bel Geddes, Barbara.
Boileau, Pierre, 1906-1989.
Boileau-Narcejac.
Burks, Robert.
Coppel, Alec.
Corby, Ellen.
Head, Edith.
Helmore, Tom.
Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975.
Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980.
Jones, Henry, 1912-1999.
Narcejac, Thomas, 1908-1998.
Novak, Kim.
Stewart, James, 1908-1997.
Taylor, Samuel, 1912-2000.
Tomasini, George.
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Narcejac, Thomas,1908-1998.
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Paramount Pictures Corporation.
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Tomasini, George.
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seriesAlfred Hitchcock collection
Collector's edition)
series_with_volumeAlfred Hitchcock collection|
Collector's edition)|
subject_facetAmerican Film Institute 100 greatest American movies
Detective and mystery films
Feature films
Features
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Love -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Murder -- Drama
Mysteries
Police -- California -- San Francisco -- Drama
Vertigo -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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title_displayVertigo
title_fullVertigo / Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc. and Paramount Pictures Corporation ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; screenplay by Alec Coppel and Samuel Taylor
Vertigo [videorecording] / Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc. and Paramount Pictures Corporation ; director-producer, Alfred Hitchcock ; screenplay by Alec Coppel and Samuel Taylor
title_shortVertigo
topic_facetDetective and mystery films
Feature films
Love
Man-woman relationships
Murder
Police
Vertigo
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