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Vertigo (film)

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Vertigo (film)

1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1950.

Countries: United States (56%), (22%), France (11%)

Main connections: Kim Novak, British Film Institute, Alfred Hitchcock

Linked to: American Film Institute, British Film Institute, HarperCollins, Legion of Honor

 

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1950

In the 1950s, the French "Cahiers du cinéma" critics began re-evaluating Hitchcock as a serious artist rather than just a populist showman add something


1952

Every ten years since 1952, the British Film Institute's film magazine "Sight & Sound" has asked the world's leading film critics to compile a list of the 10 best films of all time add something


1954

However, Hitchcock's interest in their work meant that Paramount Pictures commissioned a synopsis of "D'entre les morts" in 1954, before it had even been translated into English add something

 

The story was based on the 1954 novel "D'entre les morts" by Boileau-Narcejac add something


1957

Principal photography began on location in San Francisco in September 1957 under the working title "From Among the Dead" add something


1958

Engle first visited the "Vertigo" shooting locations in the summer of 1958, just months after completion of the film add something

 

"'Vertigo"' is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock add something

 

"Vertigo" premiered in San Francisco on May 9, 1958 at the Stage Door Theater at Mason and Geary add something

 

Filmed from September 1958 to December 1957, "Vertigo" uses location footage of the San Francisco Bay Area, with its steep hills and tall, arching bridges add something

 

"Vertigo" was filmed from September 1958 to December 1957 add something

 

Columbia head Harry Cohn agreed to lend Novak to "Vertigo" if Stewart would agree to co-star with Novak in "Bell, Book and Candle", a Columbia production released in December 1958 add something


1962

However, even François Truffaut's important 1962 book of interviews with Hitchcock devotes only a few pages to "Vertigo" add something


1973

Adding to its mystique was the fact that "Vertigo" was one of five films owned by Hitchcock which was removed from circulation in 1973 add something


1976

" Obsession", a 1976 film by Brian De Palma, is heavily influenced by "Vertigo" add something


1977

"High Anxiety", a 1977 film by Mel Brooks, is a parody of suspense films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, but leans on "Vertigo" in particular add something


1982

Not until 1982 did "Vertigo" enter the list, and in 7th place add something


1983

When "Vertigo" was re-released in theaters in October 1983, and on home video in October 1984, it achieved an impressive commercial success and laudatory reviews add something


1989

In 1989, "Vertigo" was recognized as a "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" film by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in the first year of the registry's voting add something


1993

The footage was discovered in Los Angeles in May 1993, and was added as an alternative ending on the laserdisc release, and later on DVD releases add something

 

"The Observer", June 20, 1993 add something


1996

In 1996, "Vertigo" underwent a major restoration to create a new 70mm print and DTS soundtrack add something

 

In 1996, director Harrison Engle produced a documentary about the making of Hitchcock's classic, "Obsessed with Vertigo" add something

 

In October 1996, the restored print of "Vertigo" debuted at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco with a live on-stage introduction by Kim Novak, providing the city a chance to celebrate itself add something

 

In October 1996, the restored print of "Vertigo" debuted at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco with a live on-stage introduction by surviving cast member Kim Novak, providing the city a chance to celebrate itself add something

 

Similarly adulatory reviews were written for the October 1996 showing of a restored print in 70mm and DTS sound at the Castro Theater in San Francisco add something


1997

In March 1997, the cultural French magazine "Les Inrockuptibles" published a special issue titled "Vertigo's" about the film locations in San Francisco, "Dans le décor", which lists and describes all actual locations add something

 

In March 1997, the cultural French magazine "Les Inrockuptibles" published a special issue titled "Vertigo's" about the film locations in San Francisco, "Dans le décor", which lists and describes all actual locations add something


1998

"Vertigo" was first released on DVD in March 1998 add something


2000

"The Vertigo Murders," a 2000 novel by J. Madison Davis, is a detective story with Hitchcock as a character, set during the filming of "Vertigo" add something


2004

In a 2004 special issue of the British Film Institute's magazine "Sight & Sound", director Martin Scorsese described the qualities of Herrmann's famous score: add something

 

In his 2004 book "Blockbuster", however, British film critic Tom Shone suggested that "Vertigo"s critical re-evaluation has led to excessive praise, and argued for a more measured response add something


2005

In 2005, "Vertigo" came in second in British magazine "Total Film" book "100 Greatest Movies of All Time" add something


2008

"To Kill For", a 2008 play by Lucy Gray, is a biographical fantasy in which Hitchcock and his wife interact with the characters from "Vertigo" add something


 

The "Love Theme From "Vertigo" was used for an extended sequence in the 2011 black and white silent film "The Artist", which won the Academy award for Best Picture add something


2012

Commenting upon the 2012 results, the magazine's editor Nick James said that "Vertigo" was "the ultimate critics' film add something

 

"The Testament of Judith Barton", a 2012 novel by Wendy Powers and Robin McLeod, tells the back-story of Kim Novak's character add something

 

"Vertigo" was voted in first place in "Sight & Sound"s 2012 poll of the greatest films of all time, both in the crime genre and in general, displacing Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" from the position it had occupied since 1962 add something

 

It was subsequently released on Blu-ray in October 2012 as part of "Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection", in June 2013 as part of "Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection", and finally in May 2014 as a stand-alone Blu-ray edition add something


2014

In October 2014, a new 4K restoration was presented at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco add something