Logline: A retired detective suffering from acrophobia is hired to follow the mysterious activities of an old friend’s wife but becomes obsessed with her in the process.
Review: Hypnotic, haunting, and dreamlike, Vertigo is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest films. Like any great film, it requires multiple viewings to appreciate its complexity and power. My love for Vertigo grows each time I see it.
In Sight and Sound’s 2012 poll of the greatest films of all time, Vertigo dethroned Orson Welles’s 1941 masterpiece Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time. Personally, I think it is absurd to rank masterpieces. It is interesting, though that Vertigo, of all of Hitchcock’s masterworks, took that honor. It is easily one of the Master’s darkest films and the black humor that is usually present in Hitchcock’s films is largely absent in Vertigo. The film seemingly begins as a ghost story only to…
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