Monday, August 3, 2009

Summer of Hitchcock: Discussion on Vertigo

Summer of Hitchcock

Vertigo is my favorite of Hitchcock's film, hands down. I love almost everything about it. I was stunned and captivated the first time I saw it and nothing has really changed.

I was delighted to read that many consider it to be his finest work or masterpiece. The book I've been reading this summer that analyzes each film agrees, so that was nice.

Did you enjoy Vertigo? Was this your first time to watch it? Have you seen it before?

A few interesting things to note: Hitchcock was not thrilled with Kim Novak, she actually replaced another actress who was pregnant and could not do the film. The film is based on a book, but quite a few significant changes were made, including cutting out some heavy WW2 setting.

I can't wait to hear what you all thought! No mister linky yet, because I can't seem to load the site, but leave you link in comments and I'll try to update it later. (next week we discuss Rebecca!)




Amy

6 comments:

Chris said...

Sorry wasn't my favorite. Scottie got to creepy for me at the end:

http://chris-book-a-rama.blogspot.com/2009/08/summer-of-hitchcock-vertigo.html

anniegirl1138 said...

Scottie is creepy beyond words by the end. I prefer The Birds to this one though it is admittedly chock full of cheesy dialogue and fx's. I wrote a review on my blog after my husband and I watched it.

Lori L said...

I've always liked Vertigo too! I really think more than one viewing helps you to follow all the subtle nuances of the themes of obsession and loss. My review:
http://shetreadssoftly.blogspot.com/2009/08/vertigo.html

May I just say again that my whole family is enjoying The Summer of Hitchcock! This was a great idea!

Ryan G said...

I must say that while I do like Vertigo. My favorite is Lifeboat

heidenkind said...

Kim Novak has always seemed really weird in this film for me. She has zero chemistry with Stewart. Otherwise it's a good movie.

SuziQoregon said...

I have to agree with Chris - Scotty just got too creepy when he was remaking her at the end.

This was probably my least favorite of the Hitchcock movies we've watched this summer.

I did love seeing both Grandma Walton and Miss Ellie Ewing, though. Midge was my favorite character.

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