Monday, August 09, 2004

Vertigo

In the DVD player last night... Hitchcock's Vertigo. Watching again after several years, I was struck by how leisurely movies were paced back then and could still be called a "thriller". The San Juan Bautista and San Francisco scenery is beautiful and surprisingly much of it unchanged in almost 50 years, with the exception of the tower at the mission that plays such a pivotal roll, but that didn't even exist in Hitchcock's day. He added it. I was also struck by the fact that Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak seem to never have left the studio in Hollywood. The scenery all seems to be projected behind them.


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Vertigo

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