Vertigo Overview:

Vertigo (1958) was a Crime - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock and Herbert Coleman.

The film was based on the novel The Living and the Dead written by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac published in 1954.

Vertigo was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.

Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hal Pereira, Henry Bumstead; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Frank McKelvyNominated
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Vertigo: Another Life for Alfred Hitchcock?s Classic

By Devon Powell on Sep 16, 2020 From Hitchcock Master

Exclusive Guest Article By: Dan Auiler This article is the second in a series of four guest articles to appear on this page in celebration of Universal?s release of??The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection.? Vertigo in 4K?The clarity, the better black levels from HDR, the extraordinary color?but I... Read full article


The Directors' Chair: Vertigo

By Theresa Brown on Apr 18, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

The Directors’ Chair: Vertigo (1958) ….. VERTIGO? ( 1958 ) ~ YOU STEPPED OUT OF MY DREAMS…AND INTO THE NIGHTMARE I CREATED VERTIGO is my favorite movie. Hands down, this is my favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie. In fact, caveat emptor…if you fall in love in Hit... Read full article


Bernard Herrmann and Vertigo (1958)

By Carol Martinheira on Jan 27, 2020 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Bernard Herrmann and Vertigo (1958) On January 27, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized If pressed, I would have to say that Bernard Herrmann’s score for Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) is my all-time favorite movie score. I’ve mentioned this a few times h... Read full article


Film Noir Review: Vertigo (1958)

By Danilo Castro on May 22, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“If I let you change me, will that do it? If I do what you tell me, will you love me?” As cinema?s reigning ?Master of Suspense?, Alfred Hitchcock usually made a point of keeping his audience in the loop. He believed that information and tension went hand in hand, and that by telling us ... Read full article


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

By Annmarie Gatti on Feb 13, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

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 ... Read full article


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Scottie: I hope we will, too.
Madeleine: What?
Scottie: Meet again sometime.
Madeleine: We have.


Gavin Elster: Scottie, do you believe that someone out of the past - someone dead - can enter and take possession of a living being?


Midge: I talked to the woman in musical therapy, and she said that Mozart's the boy for you.


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John Ferren, the artist for the "Nightmare Sequence" design, also painted the pivotal "Portrait of Carlotta" that transfixes the main characters of the film. Production Designer Henry Bumstead did the joke one of Carlotta with Midge's head. John Ferren also did a portrait of Vera Miles when she was to play the Kim Novak role.
It was rumored - and even written in Alfred Hitchcock's script notes - that Kim Novak dubbed the last line of the film, which was delivered by the nun. However, she denied this in an interview.
Kim Novak hated wearing the important gray suit because it felt confining. However, she learned to make it work for her, as she saw it a symbol of Madeleine's character.
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