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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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Gavin Elster: She'll be talking to me about something. Suddenly the words fade into silence. A cloud comes into her eyes and they go blank. She's somewhere else, away from me, someone I don't know. I call her, she doesn't even hear me. Then, with a long sigh, she's back. Looks at me brightly, doesn't even know she's been away, can't tell me where or when.
Scottie: How often does this happen?
Gavin Elster: More and more in the past few weeks. And she wanders - God knows where she wanders. I followed her one day, watched her coming out of the apartment, someone I didn't know. She even walked a different way. Got into her car and drove off to Golden Gate Park. Five miles. Sat by the lake, staring across the water at the pillars that stand on the far shore. You know, Portals of the Past. Sat there a long time without moving. I had to leave, get back to the office. When I got home that evening, I asked her what she'd done all day. She said she'd driven out to Golden Gate Park and sat by the lake, that's all.
Scottie: Well.
[Scottie gets up]
Gavin Elster: The speedometer on her car showed that she'd driven ninety-four miles. Where did she go? I've got to know, Scottie, where she goes and what she does before I get involved with doctors.


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


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


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Voted #2 in Total Film's 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time list (November 2005).
Hitchcock hired Maxwell Anderson to write the first draft of the screenplay titled "Darkling I Listen" but it was rejected by Hitchcock.
The zoom out/track in shots were done with miniatures laid on their sides, since it was impossible to do them vertically.
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