Friday, August 13, 2010

Seen It: Vertigo

Of course I could not go without a Seen It today! And of course it has to be an Alfred Hitchcock film because it is Mr. Hitchcock's birthday! I have loved his films for many years and have been truly inspired by him. He was one of the greatest directors and storytellers, in my opinion, ever. He had such a creative eye, whether it was camera angles or scenery. His films always had such terrific delivery of their story, one that literally had you on the edge of your seat. He was an incredibly talented man, and I wish I could have met him.

Vertigo is one of my favorite Hitchcock films. It is one of his later ones so it is in color (for you color loving folks). Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak do a wonderful job portraying two people who are in more then a complicated relationship. Jimmy is a retired police detective with a bad case of vertigo. He is hired to follow the wife of an acquaintance in order to figure out why she is acting so strangely. Little does he know the incredible journey he has just signed up for. Of course there are many twists and turns, this is an Alfred Hitchcock movie after all. As well as some great "effects" well, they were very ground breaking at the time... You are sure to love this movie, and I suggest you watch it tonight in celebration of Mr. Hitchcock's birthday!

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