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Vertigo (1958) Review

Posted in Movie reviews - 1950s, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on April 23, 2012 by They call me "Mephy"

Vertigo (1958)

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Director Alfred Hitchcock, known best for classic thrillers such as Psycho (1960) and The Birds (1963), delivers his usual plot twist and psychological thriller that leaves the audience in a dazed emotion. (Blogger here felt a sudden eerie uneasiness in the room after credits rolled…probably the haunting scream)

Detective John Ferguson (Scottie to his acquaintances) retires, after his acrophobia causes the death of a fellow police officer during a rooftop chase. All is well until an old friend, Gavin Elster, invites him over and asks him to spies on his wife, whom has been acting strangely (staring at a portrait for hours, wanders to places like the cemetary and San Francisco Bay on a daily occasion); Gavin believes his wife is possessed by someone.

An interesting film combining acrophobia with mystery thriller.

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