Vertigo (1958)

PG   |    |  Mystery, Romance, Thriller


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A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.


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  • James Stewart and Kim Novak in Vertigo (1958)
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2 August 2001 | XRANDY
Classic Hitchcock and Stewart
An interesting psychological piece that richly displays Hitchcock's talents. It is unfair to compare this film to the suspense thrillers of today which are subjected to more realism in sex and violence. Hitchcock had to be more subtle in 1958, where I'm sure a work like this, that seems tame by today's standards, appeared bizarre and risqué. Also the acting here seems histrionic; not that people actually spoke like that in the 50s but the audiences liked such dictionally refined dialogue back then as opposed to the lines of modern-day scripts that more accurately portray the way individuals speak.

James Stewart and Kim Novak are appealing on numerous levels, the former mainly because he doesn't wander far from the amiable joe we have come to expect (even though he does weird-out near the conclusion) and the latter because she maintains a veneer of vulnerability that we can relate to.

This is not a film I especially like (I couldn't watch it again and again) but I respect for its strong filmmaking.

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Budget:

$2,479,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$252,880 18 March 2018

Gross USA:

$7,705,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,796,389

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