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    Vertigo is a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D'entre les morts (From Among the Dead) by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor. The film stars James Stewart as former police detective John "Scottie ...

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    After a rooftop chase, where his fear of heights and ver­tigo re­sult in the death of a po­lice­man, San Fran­ciscode­tec­tive John "Scot­tie" Fer­gu­son re­tires. Scot­tie tries to con­quer his fear, but his friend and ex-fi­ancée Midge Wood says that an­other se­vere emo­tional shock may be the only cure. An ac­quain­tance from col­lege, Gavin El­ster, asks Scot­tie to fol­low his wife, Madeleine, claim­ing that she is in some sort of dan­ger. Scot­tie re­luc­tantly agrees, and fol­lows Madeleine to a florist where she buys a bou­quet of flow­ers, to the Mis­sion San Fran­cisco de Asís and the grave of one Car­lotta Valdes (1831–1857), and to the Le­gion of Honor art mu­seum where she gazes at the Por­trait of Carlotta. He watches her enter the McKit­trick Hotel, but on in­ves­ti­ga­tion she does not seem to be there. A local his­to­rian ex­plains that Car­lotta Valdes com­mit­ted sui­cide: she had been the mis­tress of a wealthy mar­ried man and bore his child; the oth­er­wise ch...

    Charles Barr in his mono­graph ded­i­cated to the study of Ver­tigo has stated that the cen­tral theme of the film is psy­cho­log­i­cal ob­ses­sion, con­cen­trat­ing in par­tic­u­lar on Scot­tie as ob­sessed with the women in his life. As Barr states in his book, "This story of a man who de­vel­ops a ro­man­tic ob­ses­sion with the image of an enig­matic woman has com­monly been seen, by his col­leagues as well as by crit­ics and bi­og­ra­phers, as one that en­gaged Hitch­cock in an es­pe­cially pro­found way; and it has ex­erted a com­pa­ra­ble fas­ci­na­tion on many of its view­ers. After first see­ing it as a teenager in 1958, Don­ald Spoto had gone back for 26 more view­ings by the time he wrote The Art of Al­fred Hitchcock in 1976. In a 1996 mag­a­zine ar­ti­cle, Ge­of­frey O'Brien cites other cases of 'per­ma­nent fas­ci­na­tion' with Ver­tigo, and then ca­su­ally re­veals that he him­self, start­ing at age 15, has seen it 'at least thirty times'." Crit­ics have in­ter­preted...


    The screen­play of Ver­tigo is an adap­ta­tion of the French novel D'entre les morts (From Among the Dead) by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Nar­ce­jac. Hitch­cock had at­tempted to buy the rights to the pre­vi­ous novel by the same au­thors, Celle qui n'était plus, but he failed, and it was made in­stead by Henri-Georges Clouzot as Les Di­a­boliques. Al­though François Truf­faut once sug­gested that D'entre les morts was specif­i­cally writ­ten for Hitch­cock by Boileau and Narcejac, Nar­ce­jac s...


    There were 3 screen­writ­ers in­volved in the writ­ing of Ver­tigo. Hitch­cock orig­i­nally hired play­wright Maxwell An­der­son to write a screen­play, but re­jected his work, which was ti­tled Dark­ling, I Listen, a quo­ta­tion from Keats's Ode to a Nightin­gale. Ac­cord­ing to Charles Barr in his mono­graph ded­i­cated to Ver­tigo, "An­der­son was the old­est (at 68) [of the 3 writ­ers in­volved], the most cel­e­brated for his stage work and the least com­mit­ted to cin­ema, though he had...


    Vera Miles, who was under per­sonal con­tract to Hitch­cock and had ap­peared on both his tele­vi­sion show and in his film The Wrong Man, was orig­i­nally sched­uled to play Madeleine. She mod­eled for an early ver­sion of the paint­ing fea­tured in the film. Fol­low­ing de­lays, in­clud­ing Hitch­cock be­com­ing ill with gall­blad­der prob­lems, Miles be­came preg­nant and so had to with­draw from the role. The di­rec­tor de­clined to post­pone shoot­ing and cast Kim Novak as the fe­male le...

    Ver­tigo pre­miered in San Fran­cisco on May 9, 1958, at the Stage Door The­ater at Mason and Geary (now the Ruby Skye night­club). While Ver­tigo did break even upon its orig­i­nal release, earn­ing $2.8 mil­lion in gross rental in the United States alone against its $2,479,000 cost,it earned sig­nif­i­cantly less than other Hitch­cock productions.

    Contemporaneous reception

    The ini­tial re­cep­tion ex­pressed in film re­views for Ver­tigo was mixed. Va­ri­ety wrote the film showed Hitch­cock's "mas­tery", but was too long and slow for "what is ba­si­cally only a psy­cho­log­i­cal mur­der mystery". Sim­i­larly, the Los An­ge­les Times ad­mired the scenery, but found the plot "too long" and felt it "bogs down" in "a maze of de­tail"; scholar Dan Auiler says that this re­view "sounded the tone that most pop­u­lar crit­ics would take with the film". How­ever, the Lo...


    In the 21st cen­tury and start­ing with the 2002 Sight & Sound polls, Ver­tigo was ranked just be­hind Cit­i­zen Kane (1941) as the best film ever made. Years later, in the same mag­a­zine, it was voted by crit­ics as the best film ever made. Al­ready in the 1960s, the French Cahiers du cinéma crit­ics began re-eval­u­at­ing Hitch­cock as a se­ri­ous artist, rather than just a pop­ulist show­man. How­ever, even François Truf­faut's im­por­tant 1962 book of in­ter­views with Hitch­cock (not pu...

    Critical Works on Vertigo

    1. Variety Review from 1958 2. Robin Wood's chapter on "Vertigo" in Hitchcock's Films 3. Laura Mulvey's Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, popularizing the concept of the male gaze. 4. Roger Ebert's 1996 Review 5. Nerdwriter1's video essay on How Alfred Hitchcock Blocks A Scene

    Woh Kaun Thi?, a 1964 Bollywood adaptation of Vertigo.
    Kalangarai Vilakkam, a 1965 Tamil film adaptation of Vertigo.
    One on Top of the Other, a 1969 giallo film directed by Lucio Fulci, is heavily influenced by Vertigo.
    Obsession, a 1976 film by Brian De Palma, is heavily influenced by Vertigo, while his 1984 thriller Body Double combines the plot elements of both Vertigo and Rear Window.
    Auiler, Dan (1999). Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic. London: Titan Books.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
    Auiler, Dan (2000). Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic. Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-312-26409-3.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
    Canning, Bob (2010). Block, Alex Ben; Wilson, Lucy Autrey (eds.). George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-By-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural...
    Klein, Richard B. (2005). Coles, Felice Anne (ed.). In memory of Richard B. Klein: essays in contemporary philology. Romance Monographs, University of Mississippi.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
    Vertigo at AllMovie
    Vertigo at the American Film Institute Catalog
    Vertigo on IMDb
    Vertigo at Rotten Tomatoes
  3. Vertigo Films - Wikipedia › wiki › Vertigo_Films
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    Vertigo Films was created in July 2002, by producers Allan Niblo (producer of Human Traffic and South West 9) and James Richardson (producer of Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)). Director Nick Love (screenwriter and, prior to company formation, director of Goodbye Charlie Bright and The Football Factory) and distributor Rupert Preston (distributor of Chopper, Chasing Amy and Bride of Chucky, among others) joined a year later,while entrepreneur Rob Morgan began investment in November 2004. The company was formed for the express purpose of distributing and producing two films, The Football Factory and It's All Gone Pete Tong. Vertigo Films's film releases were distributed on home video by Entertainment One. Vertigo Films teamed up with Film4 and Ingenious Media in January 2008, to form a sales company called Protagonist Pictures.They also own a post production company in Berlin called The Post Republic. Having built up one of the most successful feature film businesses in the United Kingdom, enc...

    It's All Gone Pete Tong: 1. Best Canadian Feature – Toronto International Film Festival– 2004 2. Best Feature – US Comedy Arts Festival– 2005 3. Best Actor (Paul Kaye) – US Comedy Arts Festival – 2005 4. Grand Jury Award – Gen Art Film Festival– 2005 5. Audience Award – Gen Art Film Festival – 2005 6. Best British Columbian Film – Vancouver Film Critics Circle– 2005 7. Best Male Performer' (Mike Wilmot) – Canadian Comedy Awards– 2005 8. Best Overall Sound – Leo Awards– 2005 9. Best Sound Editing – Leo Awards – 2005 10. Best Feature-Length Drama – Leo Awards – 2005 Clean: 1. Best Actress (Maggie Cheung) – Cannes Film Festival– 2004 London to Brighton: 1. Best Achievement in Production – British Independent Film Awards– 2006 2. Golden Hitchcock (Paul Andrew Williams) – Dinard Festival of British Cinema – 2006 3. New Director's Award (Paul Andrew Williams) – Edinburgh International Film Festival– 2006 4. Most Promising Newcomer (Paul Andrew Williams) – Evening Standard British Film Awa...

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    San Francisco police detective Scottie Fergusson develops a fear of heights and is forced to retire when a colleague falls to his death during a chase. An old college friend (Gavin Elster) hires Scottie to watch his wife Madeleine who has reportedly become possessed by her ancestor's spirit named Carlotta. Scottie follows her around San Francisco and is drawn to Madeleine and her obsession with death. He unwittingly becomes a figure in a complex plot, and is determined to discover the truth behind it all. (© IMDB)

    The success of director Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1955 film Les Diaboliques introduced Hitchcock to the French crime fiction writing team of Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, who wrote the source novel "Celle Qui N'Était Plus" that the film was based on.

    Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic (1998) by Dan Auiler11548
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    Directed by: 1. Alfred Hitchcock 2. Daniel McCauley- assistant director Starring: 1. James Stewart - Detective John "Scottie" Ferguson 2. Kim Novak - Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton 3. Barbara Bel Geddes - Midge Wood 4. Tom Helmore - Gavin Elster 5. Henry Jones - Coroner 6. Raymond Bailey - Scottie's Doctor 7. Ellen Corby - Manager of McKittrick Hotel 8. Konstantin Shayne - Pop Leibel 9. Lee Patrick - Car owner mistaken for Madeleine Produced by: 1. Alfred Hitchcock 2. Herbert Coleman- associate producer Written by: 1. Pierre Boileau - original novel ("D'Entre les Morts") 2. Thomas Narcejac - original novel ("D'Entre les Morts") 3. Samuel A. Taylor 4. Alec Coppel Photographed by: 1. Robert Burks Edited by: 1. George Tomasini Music by: 1. Bernard Herrmann Costume Design by: 1. Edith Head Production Design by: 1. Henry Bumstead- art director 2. Hal Pereira- art director

    Jump up ↑ Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic(1998) by Dan Auiler, pages 28-30
    Jump up ↑ The Man Who Knew Hitchcock: A Hollywood Memoir (2007) by Herbert Coleman, pages 243 and 246-47. Coleman seems to have been unimpressed with Anderson's work on The Wrong Manand when Hitchc...
    Jump up ↑ Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic(1998) by Dan Auiler, pages 32-43
    Jump up ↑ Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic(1998) by Dan Auiler, pages 34-35
  7. Vertigo (1958) - IMDb › title › tt0052357

    Vertigo: Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore. A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

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    Browse 9,203 vertigo stock photos and images available, or search for dizzy or balance to find more great stock photos and pictures. Poster for the movie 'Vertigo', directed by Alfred Hitchcock for Paramount and starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, 1958. Landscape, views. Banyan Tree Rooftop Vertigo & Moon Bar, Restaurant, , Bangkok , Thailand ...

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  10. Vertigo movie review & film summary (1958) | Roger Ebert › reviews › great-movie-vertigo-1958

    Oct 13, 1996 · Sooner or later, every Hitchcock woman was humiliated. “Vertigo” (1958), which is one of the two or three best films Hitchcock ever made, is the most confessional, dealing directly with the themes that controlled his art. It is *about* how Hitchcock used, feared and tried to control women. He is represented by Scottie ( James Stewart ), a ...

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