Monday, June 18, 2012

Day 192

movie: Vertigo
starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak
genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama,
year: 1958
format: Cineplex Digital

plot: A detective who suffers from an extreme case of fear from heights, is asked to follow the wife of a friend.  Soon, he becomes involved with her and the obsession doesn't stop even after he witnesses her death. 

This is actually based on a book.

I love this film, it's one of my favourite Hitchcock films.
It's one of those movies that the first time you see it, you almost wonder if some of the plot was cut out completely? But on your third or fourth watching of this classic movie, you really get the feeling of ... vertigo. I can't pin point if it's just the fact that movies in that era were sometimes missing reels, or if it was cut like that on purpose?
The topic of possession by the ancestor of the Kim Novak character, now a days, would be more of the main focus instead of the theme of madness. 

what do i think i learned from this film?
I was taken back by how abusive James Stewart's character becomes as the movie progresses, and his obsessiveness grows.

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