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James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore View All


Alfred Hitchcock (Director), Alec Coppel (Screenplay), Samuel A. Taylor (Screenplay) View All

Release: May 9th, 1958
Runtime: 2 hours, 8 minutes
A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
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8 Question about the twist in Vertigo (1958).
SPOILER I was wondering, why did Hitchcock choose to reveal the twist earlier on, as oppose to saving it for when the main character discovered it, compared to letting the audience know quite a bit...

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I had seen about half of the films when I started this quest, and after I was done quite a few of these movies wound up becoming some of my all time favorite films.
Using different lighting and colour schemes along with inventive camera techniques, Vertigo is highly regarded as one of, if not the, best Hitchcock film.
- but its a credit to Hitchcock and his collaborators that all these clichs get subverted in service to the film's concern with something greater than delivering a rollicking mystery (which only really starts halfway through the film and then gets the truth revealed to the audience two-thirds of the way through the movie, but it's still up to us to watch Stewart figure it out for himself).
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