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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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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


DOUBLE BILL #1 Rear Window (1954) and Vertigo (1958)

By Carol Martinheira on Apr 10, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #1 Rear Window (1954) and Vertigo (1958) On April 10, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized A while ago, I wrote an article about the many similarities and differences between All About Eve (1950) and Sunset Boulevard (1950). It wasn?t really a comparison piece per... Read full article


Vertigo (1958)

By Beatrice on Aug 10, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Vertigo Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor from a novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac 1958/USA Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental The definition of a movie you must see before you die. The setting is San Francisco. ?Detectiv... Read full article


Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 14, 2016 From The Stop Button

Vertigo is a nightmare. It starts with James Stewart recovering from a nightmare only to find himself in another one. Kim Novak finds herself trapped in a similar nightmare. There’s a lot of beauty in the nightmare, but it’s still a nightmare. And nightmares get worse before anyone wakes... Read full article


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[to Scottie]
Gavin Elster: There's no way for them to understand. You and I know who killed Madeleine.


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


Coroner: He did nothing. The law has little to say on things left undone.


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Facts about

Uncredited second-unit cameraman Irmin Roberts invented the famous "zoom out and track in" shot (now sometimes called "contra-zoom" or "trombone shot") to convey the sense of vertigo to the audience. The view down the mission stairwell cost $19,000 for just a couple of seconds of screen time.
Midge's remarks about the "cantilevered" brassiere designed by an aircraft engineer are a reference to the story that Howard Hughes had an engineer invent a new type of underwired bra for Jane Russell.
Alfred Hitchcock switched Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac's story from Paris to San Francisco and changed their ending, in which the enraged hero strangles the mystery woman upon discovering her trickery.
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