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Vertigo

Critics have hailed 'Vertigo' as Alfred Hitchcock's ultimate masterpiece. This haunting tale of obsession, fear and murder stars Hitchcock's favourite leading man, James Stewart, as a troubled detective pathologically afraid of heights and obsessed with a lost love and her look-alike. Kim Novak gives the performance of her career as the bizarre heroine in what is felt to be The Master's most humane yet frightening feature because it works on a psychological rather than emotional level. This haunting Hitchcock shocker still retains it's unparalleled impact thanks to the director's peerless and meticulous craftsmanship. Based on the novel 'D'entre les morts' by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.

Year: 1958
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Cult Films / After Dark, Classic Film Noir, Film Festivals 1997, Based on..., Best of the 1950s, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Alice Members' Top 100, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: USA
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Barbara Bel Geddes, Kim Novak, James Stewart, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones
Duration: 124 Minutes
Rating: PG
8.3/10
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