|Sat 25th Aug||4.30pm|
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock | USA | 1958 | 128 mins
Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak
Now considered Hitchcock’s masterpiece and regularly hailed one of the greatest films of all time, Vertigo remains an astonishing and haunting examination of male desire set against a shining San Francisco. Scottie Ferguson (brilliantly played by James Stewart) is the ex-police officer, terrified of heights, who’s hired to follow an old friend’s alluring wife (Kim Novak); but finds all is not as it seems. A hallucinatory fable of attraction and a thriller of dreamlike allure, it’s whipped to dizzying heights by Bernard Herrmann’s Wagner-influenced score.
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