An elderly Jimmy Stewart follows a beautiful blonde around San Francisco with a confused look on his face for two hours. Wonderful. 5/5
Recently I read an article "An Alpine Divorce", which is just like the wife-murdering story in this beautiful movie.
Ultimately, I enjoyed this movie because of Judy. Her forced and uneasy transformation into Madeline was absolutely gripping.
everythings been said, its perfect p.s love bernard hermanns soundtrack
Classic. I would love to screen this on the big screen.
Just saw this in glorious 70mm, so goddamn perfect!
I feel that Hitchcock is slowly becoming one of my favorite directors and it's all thanks, in part, to this doozy. I can't wait to see PSYCHO next month!
The nuns really have to put up ''NO TRESPASSERS'' sign on the bell tower.
Its hard to believe this had mixed responses upon release where it is arguably one of the most powerful pieces of cinema ever made. Brilliant script, great performances and artistically shot.
A beautiful and tragic film about fear, obsession, identity, and all of those scrumptious aspects of psychology that make for some extremely palpable drama. I think this is Hitchcock's deepest and most challenging film. It certainly racks your mind after viewing.
Great. Reminded me of Bergman´s Persona because of the identity dissolution... I Must catch up with Hitchcock´s filmography.
It manages to be perfect even on digital. That's saying a lot. This on film is something quite different. 2 examples? Opening sequence (you can really get the scope and size of Frisco's skyline - on DVD you can't - trust me i've seen it once too often on DVD even in film school) and the hotel where the green jaguar always drives from: the walls seem to crush us like Costa's white buildings on 'Juventude em Marcha':<3
A story of an impotent man that regains his masculinity by confronting himself with his past, Vertigo is one of the most psychoanalytically oriented movies of Hitchcok (and he made lots of them - from Spellbound to Psycho), but nonetheless it's more of an american melodrama combined with a moral tale: Hitchcock, the priest and crucifier, condemns Kim Novak for her past (whore and killer) and gets her killed by a nun.
Thank you Hitchcock for showing me how a singular scene (the letter one) can ruin a what would be called five star movie. A bit long too, and the nun ringing the bell was odd, if not laughable. 3.5 stars then, mainly for the cinematography.
An unpredictable film with relentless plot twists that is bound to hook the audience with each dialogue and each frame. Vertigo is the very definition of perfection.
Incredible satisfaction of the human obsession.
best movie ever made? i think not... Hitchcock may be the master at creating suspense and is one of the biggest theorists of Cinema ever. though the film lacks of character and treats men as perfect beings while as the women are always killed.
artistically it's Hitch's best: combining elements of Rebecca, Marnie and The Man Who Knew Too Much into his ultimate masterpiece but I think Rebecca's a better film.
this movie was awesome wtf
After seeing it a second time and knowing the story you can start to unveil certain aspects that come to light: Hitch's obsession with blondes at their most highest, the details that reveal how much the film tricks you, Stewart at his darkest, and overall the closest example of a Hitchcock arthouse film.
Alfred Hitchcock at his artistic peak!
Obsession has a way of perpetuating itself.
my first non-Psycho exposure to Hitchcock. pretty fantastic through and through. engaging and suitably twisted plot, perfect pacing, solid character development, and great cinematography. some elements of the film definitely show their age but overall, a superb film