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I will never understand the universal adoration for Vertigo. Blindly inherited wisdom is the only explanation. How anyone could prefer this to North by Northwest or Rear Window is beyond me. An exceptionally made, exceptionally boring movie
A tense, dizzying thriller from the Master.
Plot in a nutshell: A retired detective suffering from acrophobia takes the case of an old college chum’s wife, who may be possessed by the spirit of her great-grandmother who committed suicide many years previous. But of course, a much darker, and more down-to-earth, secret lies beneath the surface.
Comments: James Stewart is the perfect anti-hero in this: clever and brave, but also disturbed, unhinged, and at times possessive. He does a stellar job with a difficult role.
In the supporting role of Stewart’s faithful friend “Midge” is Barbara Bel Geddes, and she does a delightful job.
According to one source I’ve read, after Vertigo flopped upon release, Hitchcock blamed Stewart, claiming he (Stewart) was too old and people no longer wanted to see him, hence the film’s lack of success. When Hitchcock went on to do North By Northwest, Stewart reportedly begged Hitchcock for the lead role, but Hitchcock refused, giving the lead to Cary Grant, who was actually four years older than Stewart.
But according to a biography of Cary Grant written by Pamela Trescott, the reason Hitchcock wanted Grant instead was simply because they worked well together and had wanted to do another collaboration after the success of To Catch a Thief. In short, that the lead role for North By Northwest had been intended for Cary Grant, and no one else, right from the beginning.
All that aside, Vertigo has established a high reputation as a masterpiece of film, and rightly so. It’s also beautifully photographed, and the entire film has a soft, haunting, dreamy quality to it that’s utterly captivating.
Distinctive & Unforgettable Masterpiece
One of the many things that made Hitchcock such a great director is that he did not just stick to the same formula time after time; all of his best movies have their own unique feel and characteristics. “Vertigo” is particularly distinctive, both as a complex story filled with suspense, and as a fascinating study in psychological tension. While it lacks the humor of some of Hitchcock’s other masterpieces, and sometimes moves rather slowly, it is unforgettable, and a great achievement by the director and his cast.
If you have never seen it, you will enjoy it more if you do not know too much about the plot, although the actual story is somewhat secondary to the ways that the characters are tested and their weaknesses exposed by the various events. Hitchcock uses a complicated story, interesting characters, lavish visual detail, and deliberate pacing, plus a fine musical score by the incomparable Bernard Hermann, to produce a mysterious, almost unearthly, atmosphere. The tension rarely lets up, and the viewer is caught up completely in it, at times almost to the point of discomfort. It’s the kind of film that repays careful attention, as almost every moment is filled with significant detail.
There are also some great acting performances. Jimmy Stewart is outstanding in a role far different from his usual screen persona. He enables the viewer to sympathize completely with him, even as we cringe at many of his character’s actions and decisions. Kim Novak is completely convincing in a difficult dual role, and the movie would not have been as compelling without her fine performance. The rest of the cast all have much smaller roles, but are all quite good too, especially Barbara Bel Geddes as Scottie’s (Stewart’s) old friend, who provides important insight into Scottie’s character.
“Vertigo” is a classic by any standard. It’s a must-see that remains just as impressive with each viewing.
A Classic is a Classic
There are no accidents here. Next year, in a few weeks, Vertigo will be 60 years old and it will celebrate it on top of the list of The Greatest Films Ever Made overtaking Citizen Kane and many other masterpieces. Why? Maybe when a filmmaker of Hitchcock’s greatness taps into his own unconscious and reveals himself. By now we know enough about Hitchcock the man to know he was obsessed in finding that woman who’ll look and behave just the way he wants and once he find them, they are destroyed to then embark on a quest to replace or duplicate her. Vera Miles was suppose to be the object of James Stewart’s obsession and she opted for motherhood instead. Kim Novak replaced her and her coldness and detachment worked beautifully here. Barbara Bel Geddes the real woman who loves him he doesn’t even notice, his focus is in the impossible.The magic touch in Vertigo is truly Bernard Herrmann. Try to see Vertigo without the score. No, don’t. This classic is a marriage of images and music. A thriller with an uncomfortable truth at its very center. A personal truth from its filmmaker. I don’t know if Vertigo will still be the number 1 in the list a hundred years from now, I will never know but I suspect that it will always be among the top.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 8 min (128 min), 2 hr 9 min (129 min) (1996 restored) (USA)
Genre Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Writer Alec Coppel (screenplay by), Samuel A. Taylor (screenplay by), Pierre Boileau (based on the novel “D’Entre Les Morts” by), Thomas Narcejac (based on the novel “D’Entre Les Morts” by)
Actors James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company Paramount Pictures, Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System), DTS (70 mm prints), DTS (DTS: X)
Aspect Ratio 1.50 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio)
Camera Mitchell VistaVision Cameras
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,502.46 m (14 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (horizontal) (Eastman 25T 5248)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), VistaVision
Printed Film Format 70 mm (blow-up), 35 mm