Vertigo (1958)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 128 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1958

Starring: Barbara Bel Geddes, Henry Jones, James Stewart, Kim Novak, Tom Helmore

Vertigo returns to the Center on rare 70mm!

About the film:

Academy Award-nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Sound.

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.

Screenplay from Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor based on the novel “The Living and the Dead” by Boileau-Narcejac.

Famous for the camera trick Hitchcock used to represent the character’s vertigo – a simultaneous zoom-in and pull-back of the camera (or zoom-out and move-in) that creates a disorientating visual effect, called a dolly zoom, or the “vertigo effect.”

With Vertigo, Hitchcock showed future filmmakers that they could make something personal and express themselves with a camera, and create what Martin Scorsese calls, “cinema poetry.”

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