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Vertigo, 1958

Vertigo
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Written by: Alec Coppel
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  128 min
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Vertigo can be described as mind bending, suspenseful, and gloomy. The plot revolves around mental instability, manipulation, and obsession. The main genres are thriller, mystery, and romance. In terms of style, Vertigo is surreal and involves twists and turns. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It is located in San Francisco. Vertigo takes place in the 1950s. The soundtrack is orchestral. It is based on a book. Vertigo has received attention for being a masterpiece, a classic, and critically acclaimed. Note that it involves violent content.

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Vertigo (1958)
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VERTIGO is Alfred Hitchcock's haunting tale of deception, madness, and death--a masterful exploration... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 21 July 1958
Runtime: 128 min

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James Stewart James Stewart As Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson
Kim Novak Kim Novak As Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton
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As I write this it is nearly 1am, and I am unable to go to sleep. The reason being that "Vertigo" is the sort of movie which keeps me awake, the sort of movie that makes me think at such velocities that I am unable to simply walk away from it....
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19.September.2012 |  by: Andrew
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I have never seen a better movie in my life and I doubt I ever will. In my opinion, the absolute pinnacle of the cinematic art form.
19.September.2010 |  by: ldiggitydawg
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Vertigo at its core is one messed up film, I remember seeing it for the first time over a year ago and being blown away. It was like a bizarre sexual awakening thinly disguised as a mystery story. Hitch has total control of the surreal sense of...
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24.June.2009 |  by: ZGDK
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Beautifully shot, organically scored and acted with precision, Vertigo does not let you down. There's not much I can tell you about this masterpiece that you won't get on the Special Features or on the film's IMDB page or on the AFI site: a lot has...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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brilliant!
a suspenseful atmosphere, one obsessed cop and one beautiful mysterious woman... or two? this is one of the most complicated films ever made and one of Hitchcock's masterpieces (and one of the most brilliant films ever made, if may i say...) you can...
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10.October.2008 |  by: hadasi
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