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Vertigo

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

This is as good as it gets

I showed this to my class last semester- a poetry workshop, mind you- as a film I watch when I'm feeling a little lost, a little tapped out. Vertigo always brings me back in- always sets the mental bearings back into place.

As someone who writes poems for a "living,...
I showed this to my class last semester- a poetry workshop, mind you- as a film I watch when I'm feeling a little lost, a little tapped out. Vertigo always brings me back in- always sets the mental bearings back into place.

As someone who writes poems for a "living," Vertigo is something that works on all levels. Hitchcock shot it immaculately as each second has a vision in it that only he could have and one which leads the viewer into the film with the eyes ready. The first scene grabs you: what a traumatic event for anyone to survive, but it gives us Jimmy Stewart and his character's vulnerable nature right away.

If you haven't seen it, the very best is passing you by.

posted by LeoSmith on June 4, 2011

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Disappionted

No denying a great film by Hitchcock, but personally I was disappointed by the time I saw it. I had heard so many great things about it, that my expectation level for this film was far too high to be met by any movie. I became bored at certain points and was disappointe...
No denying a great film by Hitchcock, but personally I was disappointed by the time I saw it. I had heard so many great things about it, that my expectation level for this film was far too high to be met by any movie. I became bored at certain points and was disappointed by the time it was all said and done. Definitely check it out to see a Hitchcock classic, but keep your expectations at a reachable level.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of Hitchcock's Greatest Achievements...

    at actually finding it's way to a flop movie! I had high hopes that another Hitchcock film would please my senses, but I seriously think that the big guy was trying to hard this time. It had tried to make too many great moments, and it had some, but didn't cease to come up with the greatness of Spielberg or many other Hitchcock movies like North by Northwest, Psycho, Rear Window, The Birds, and Strangers on a Train. Ultimately, when it came to a conclusion point, it went on, trying to impress the audience. His [Alfred Hitchcock's] direction potential for this is great, but poor story. This has been Daniel Amick, random BN reviewer.

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