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Vertigo Movie Analysis in Film Criticism Course

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      Vertigo movie analysis in film criticism course forum for advanced ESL students based on the English Immersion Program

      Vertigo movie analysis

      Vertigo - English Flashcard for Vertigo - LELB Society

      Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D’entre les morts (From Among the Dead) by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor. The film stars James Stewart as former police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson, who has retired because an incident in the line of duty has caused him to develop acrophobia (an extreme fear of heights) accompanied by vertigo, a false sense of rotational movement. Scottie is hired by an acquaintance, Gavin Elster, as a private investigator to follow Gavin’s wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak), who is behaving strangely.

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      Armaghan Houshmand

      Vertigo” is a 1958 film about a detective who is asked by his friend to follow his wife because she has been acting strange. Throughout the story, his fear of heights becomes a challenge for him. “Vertigo” is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s famous works. It was truly brilliant, considering the fact that it was built almost 70 years ago.

      • #125677

        Great criticism!

        The film, Vertigo, by Alfred Hitchcock shows us that any obsession could be incredibly misleading and destructive. The retired detective could no longer distinguish between reality and misperception or twisted reality, which was quite ironic and unexpected of a professional detective like Scottie.
        In fact, I think acrophobia was not Mr. Scottie’s Achilles’ heel. He could not resist temptations, and because of that, two other people lost their lives.

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      Soroosh Houshmand

      When I was a child I thought that old movies are boring and in that time there wasn’t any good movies but after watching 12 angry men , vertigo and….. I really got impressed by those films.

      • #125779

        That’s right, Soroosh. You got it right. It’s not fair to rate films higher solely on the basis of freshness, that is, the newer, the better. Great movies will never fade away over the passage of time.

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