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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great Hitchcock

Vertigo is one of Hitchcock's most mesmerizing and haunting films. James Stewart and Kim Novak give stellar performances. The bonuses are informative and intriguing. Highly recommended.

posted by RBNY on October 1, 2010

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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

    great

    This is very good Alfred Hitchcock movie. And a good drama .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hitchcock's Greatest

    Alfred Hitchcock is back again with what is considered his best work ever, Vertigo, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. James Stewart plays Scottie, a retired detective who is stricken with the fear of heights after he witnesses a fellow cop fall to his death. The story begins when Scottie is hired by Gavin Elster, a former classmate(Tom Helmore), to follow his wife, Madelene (Kim Novak), who is suspected of being possessed by the spirit of the suicidal Carlotta Valdes. Naturally, the two starring roles fall in love, but in an unlikely twist Madelene dies of the same death the acrophobic Scottie fears most. The depressed Scottie then seeks refuge in an identical-looking woman and falls in love. From here Scottie must solve the mysteries of his past. This marvelous plot, brilliant screenplay, terrific acting, and a surprise ending make Vertigo a must see film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hitchcock's Greatest

    Alfred Hitchcock is back again with what is considered his best work ever, Vertigo, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. James Stewart plays Scottie, a retired detective who is stricken with the fear of heights after he witnesses a fellow cop fall to his death. The story begins when Scottie is hired by Gavin Elster, a former classmate (Tom Helmore) to follow his wife Madelene (Kim Novak) who is suspected of having suicidal tendencies.As he follows her he becomes aware of her unseemly behavior. She first travels to the florist to pick up a boquet of flowers. Next she stops at an old churchyard cemetary to gaze at the grave of a certain Carlotta Valdes. After that, she travels to an art gallery where she sits in a trance fixed upon a portrait of the same woman, Carlotta Valdes. This ends her trips for the day, but the next day she is out again, and Scottie is on her tail following her to the same places. However, when she is through, she proceeds to the San Francisco Bay where she jumps in in an attempt to kill herself. Scottie then jumps into the icy cold water, saves her, then takes her in. Naturally, the two starring roles then fall in love and begin to see each other. Scottie continues to investigate Madelene's awkward behavior as they are romantically involved. On one of the couple's romantic getaways Scottie plans to take Madelene to the churchyard that he has seen her in to try to get some answers. When they arrive, the spirit possessing Madelene causes her to ascend to the top of a tower and jump off killing herself in the same fashion that Scottie had witnessed before from his fellow officer. Scottie is then depressed as he feels that it was his fault because he could not follow her to the top of the tower because of his severe case of acrophobia. Scottie then seeks refuge in an identical looking woman to Madelene and again falls in love. From her Scottie must solve the mysteries of his past. This marvelous plot, brilliant screenplay, and terrific actors make Vertigo a wonderful movie watching experience.

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