Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Vertigo” (60th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through March 3)

Win tickets to see “Vertigo” on the big screen!
In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Mar 18 and Wed Mar 21!

“You shouldn’t keep souvenirs of a killing. You shouldn’t have been that sentimental.”

CMH continues into our 3rd year of our partnership with Fathom Events – with the 3rd of our 13 movie ticket giveaways for 2018, courtesy of Fathom Events!

That said, we’ll be giving away EIGHT PAIRS of tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Vertigo – the Hitchcock masterpiece starring James Stewart and Kim Novak — the way it was meant to be seen — on the Big Screen!

In order to qualify to win a pair of movie tickets via this contest, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, March 3rd at 6 PM EST.

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter on Sunday, March 4, between 6PM EST and 7PM EST. If a winner(s) does not have a Twitter account, we will announce that winner(s) via this blog in the comment section below.

TCM Big Screen Classics VERTIGO

The film will be playing in select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day-only event on Sunday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time. Winners will be responsible for their own transportation to the Event. Only United States entries are eligible. Please click here before you enter to ensure that the Event is scheduled at a theater near you and that you are able to attend. (please note that there might be slightly different theater listings for each date)

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, March 3rd at 6PM EST…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

THE QUESTION:
What is it about “Vertigo” that makes it a classic? And, if you haven’t seen it, why do you want to see it on the Big Screen?

2) Then TWEET* (not DM) the following message:
I just entered to win tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics Presents: Vertigo” on the Big Screen courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @FathomEvents #EnterToWin #CMHContest link here: http://ow.ly/S4sy30inBUY

*If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to clas@gmail.com and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…

James Stewart and Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock's VertigoJames Stewart and Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo

About the film: Considered one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest cinematic achievements, Vertigo is a dreamlike thriller from the Master of Suspense. Set in San Francisco, the film creates a dizzying web of mistaken identity, passion and murder after an acrophobic detective (James Stewart) rescues a mysterious blonde (Kim Novak) from the bay and must unravel the secrets of the past to find the key to his future. This 60th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from TCM host Eddie Muller.

Please note that only United States residents are eligible to enter this giveaway contest. (see contest rules for further information)

BlogHub members ARE also eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

You can follow Fathom Events on Twitter at @fathomevents

Good Luck!

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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38 Responses to Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Vertigo” (60th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through March 3)

  1. Richard Rommeney says:

    I would love to see Vertigo on a Big Screen! One of the best movies by one of Hollywood’s greatest directors starring one of Hollywood’s best actors! Such an influential film deserves to be seen in a theater with an audience.

  2. Dan Moran says:

    Vertigo’s visuals, sets, costumes, actors and director combine to make a complex and timeless classic film.

  3. Gloria Elizabeth says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    The close examination of obsession.
    Stewart’s shattered portrayal of an emptied man.
    Novak’s shifting incarnation of ingenue/pawn/siren.
    Undergirded by San Francisco’s archetypal noir atmosphere.
    Through Hitchcock’s eyes.
    Equals a Classic.

  4. Javier Valverde says:

    What makes “Vertigo” a classic is the incredible direction that Alfred Hitchcock gave to Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in their amazing performances. You remain haunted by their performances for days. Also Bernard Herrmann’s beautiful romantic score adds to half the enjoyment of the film because the score compliments the direction and performances.

  5. Daniel G. says:

    Although I prefer Psycho, I can not deny that Vertigo is one of Hitchcock’s best works. It is a classic in every sense of the word. I will take every opportunity to see an Alfred Hitchcock film on the big screen.

    *I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  6. Julie Moon says:

    One of my favorite movies… a little odd and Bernard Hermann’s music is absolutely the best.

  7. Sara Stewart says:

    I’ve seen this movie on the small screen and think it would be phenomenal on the big screen. The techniques used for showing the effects of vertigo were definitely cutting edge for the time and Hitchcock was brilliant when it came to showing his vision for a shot. It’s a classic because…Jimmy Stewart, ’nuff said on that :)

  8. Kari says:

    Vertigo is a classic suspense story because it keeps you guessing till the very end! I just saw it for the first time recently and it kept me on the edge of my seat—Plus I always love Jimmy Stewart. :)

  9. Guy Ratki says:

    The first time I saw Vertigo was on my college laptop that measured 14 inches. When the movie ends, all I could do was stare at the screen. I was flabbergasted, transfixed, amazed, at what I saw. I knew right then and there that I saw the greatest movie ever and I couldn’t wait to see it again. From the acting, the story, the rich visuals, the music, all is what makes Vertigo a classic.

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  10. Shawn Moore says:

    ‘Vertigo’ is a classic because of the creative genius of the people who created it, as well as a plot which challenges the viewers’ expectations, written and shot to pull one into the story and care about those involved, despite their issues, flaws and indiscretions.

  11. Tim says:

    There’s nothing like seeing Hitchcock on the big screen!
    I love vertigo! My first Hitchcock was rear window in the theater in the 90s.
    Hope I win and see this masterpiece on the big screen!!

  12. THERESA BROWN says:

    “WHAT IS IT ABOUT ‘VERTIGO’ THAT MAKES IT A CLASSIC?” you ask.

    It’s Timelessness. It’s Scope.

    With “Vertigo” Hitchcock deals with the timeless story of Love. He asks “What Is Love.” Or ~ perhaps more aptly Hitchcockian ~ “What Isn’t Love.” LOL!

    We’ve all fallen in love. We can all relate to that emotion. Well YOU know how Hitchcock is. He’s got a wicked sense of humor and a subversive world~view. He sort of deconstructs love in “Vertigo” ~ WHO we love, WHY we love, what we DO for love ~ and gives us that Hitchcock twist of irony.

    I’d say he puts Love through the ringer.

    “Vertigo” is timeless because Hitchcock has fashioned a love story that sixty years later ( now ) And one hundred years later (then ) will intrigue people about What Is Love. “Vertigo” intrigues us because it presents the Mystery of Love and the mystery of the movie: death…murder. Hitchcock defines Love in his particular way and shares that vision with viewers. You can agree or not.

    Now some may see “Vertigo” and say:

    “That ain’t no kinda love I wanna know about. That’s not love, it’s
    obsession.”

    Yes. And?

    Okay, okay. Honestly, that is a fair answer. And you might be right if you fall into that camp ~ [ #VERTIGOISOBSESSIONNOTLOVE ] ~ But I say, whether it is love or obsession, Hitchcock has made a compelling film that makes you want to see what happens next. See…mystery!

    The Scope of “Vertigo” makes it classic. Great production values. It’s big. I don’t mean “Ben-Hur” big or “Ten Commandments” big. But to look at love and take it apart and put it back together again, skewed or not is a big undertaking. Also, Hitch is not on the backlot. He’s filming on the big, wide, hilly streets of San Francisco. Hitchcock also uses three actors who know their craft. The performances of James Stewart, Kim Novak and Barbara BelGeddes make this a classic. Each actor rings true in his/her role because their Naturalness lends to the timeless quality of “Vertigo.” The movie might be made in 1958 but the acting is not stuck in some Eisenhower time-warp, therefore audiences can still relate today.

    This story shouldn’t be seen on a laptop or even big screen tv ( though I’ll totally take a big screen tv ). It’s great that FATHOM EVENTS has selected “Vertigo” for the big screen treatment. Hitchcock is a visual director with lots of detail you can miss on the small screen.

    And let me tell you, the first time you see Kim Novak walk into her close~up NEEDS to be on a giant movie screen. IT is EVERYTHING.

  13. Jessica Lynch says:

    Terrific acting and directed by one of the best directors of all time. I would love to see this on the big screen!

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  14. Mikey A says:

    My gosh I am a huge Hitchcock fan. I watch Alfred Hitchcock presents from time to time and I am still amazed of how good it is! I think what Hitch brought to the movie, and what he drove out of the characters and actors is what makes the movie so great!

  15. Steve Davis says:

    “Vertigo” may well be the best film ever made. It’s dreamlike quality and the music are haunting, and getting to see pre-skyscraper San Francisco in stunning Technicolor is a rare treat. Best seen on a big screen if you get the opportunity. Would love to see it that way again!

  16. Greg Bryant says:

    “Vertigo” was not a commercial success when it first premiered. Which is probably why Hitchcock returned to a conventional and highly profitable thriller with “North by Northwest.”

    Yet – “Vertigo” has grown in stature, first because it was largely unseen for over two decades. And second because of it’s continued critical acclaim. So much so, that in a recent survey of film critics and historians, Vertigo has surpassed “Citizen Kane” as the best film ever made. (Me, I still think “Kane” is number one.) But Vertigo is clearly one of Hitchcock’s provocative, psychological, and visual thrillers.

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  17. Francisco Mercado says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message. Hitchcock is one of hollywood’s greatest directors as far as telling a story, cinematography and characters – I never get tired of seeing a master tell an amazing story.

  18. Dennis Yabuki says:

    Vertigo is a story of obsession. Lost love. Also it was shot in San Francisco my home town. Shot on location during the 50s brought back memories. Add to that was Bernard Herrmann’s haunting score.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Dennis, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  19. Marie Elena Garcia says:

    What makes Vertigo a classic is Hitchcock!!!! Jimmy Stewart is my all time favorite actor!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Marie, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  20. Brandy says:

    Vertigo is a classic because of the incredible acting, the incredible score, & the story to name a few. I have seen the film numerous times, but never on the big screen. I would absolutely love to win to see it for the first time on the big screen. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win some tickets. : )

  21. Kali Pappas (AKA magicskyway on Twitter) says:

    Vertigo is the result of a great combination of talents and a spellbinding story!

  22. Becky Hall says:

    Hitchcock’s masterpiece Vertigo is a cinematic experience that one should have the pleasure to watch on the silver screen. The way Hitchcock used film elements to capture Scottie’s unhealthy obsession that he believes is love for a woman who does not exist.

    The opening credits created by Saul Bass represents the dizzying confusion vertigo and Madeleine have on Scottie. Carnival like music being played reminds you of circus performers tricking their audience like Madeleine/Judy does to Scottie. The music goes around and around like a carousel implying the cyclical emotions he has for Madeleine.

    Bernard Hermann’s score keeps the viewer in a dreamlike trance throughout the whole film. This gives the audience an inside look on what Kim Novak’s character Madeleine is doing to Scottie’s state of mind. The heightened strident tones of the music describes his persistent longing for a woman who absolutely mystifies him.

    Noir elements that are used in this classic perfectly captures the essence of Scottie and Madeleine. For example, Scottie who is played by Jimmy Stewart chases Madeleine up a winding staircase to stop her from jumping off the roof. The staircase and the high-angle shots symbolizes Scottie’s spiraling, downward decay of a man who has developed a poisonous fixation on a mysterious woman.

    I would love to have the pleasure of seeing Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo on the big screen. This noir thriller starring the enchanting Kim Novak giving a sensitive, haunting femme fatale performance is unmissable. Paired with Jimmy Stewart’s portrayal of a shattered, bewildered man makes a complete masterpiece.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Becky, I’m having a difficult time matching up your comment with your twitter account. Could you please let me know your twitter handle? And, if you don’t have twitter, please let me know. Thanks!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Becky, Just wanted to let you know that I got your message about the twitter account and email, you’re now officially entered. We’ll announce our winners on twitter tomorrow night. Good Luck :)

  23. Ron Fisher says:

    Why is Vertigo a classic? Directors often talk of filming “something like a dream”, but they’re usually too structured and logical for that to be true in their movies….but Vertigo is the exception! It moves like we do in a dream; logical, but not too logical….intense emotions, but under a surface…a veneer of ‘reasons’ hiding our truer motivations…sexually tense, but not crass…. I do love it! (Plus I turned 60 this year too!)

  24. DIANE MORALES says:

    I would love to show Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, a fantastic big screen experience, to my teenage niece. As an aspiring young female filmmaker I believe this to be an essential cinematic exploration for her to study. This films hits on all cylinders – story, acting, cinematography, score, production design and more. Plus it serves as a terrific time capsule of the San Francisco of the day! Thank you for this opportunity!

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