I watched Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) for the first time a little a while back and it left my mind tingling. Or itching. One of the two. 

The film moves slowly and the craziness of it, and of it's main character 'Scottie' doesn't hit you till after he is released from the sanitarium and insists on making-over his new girlfriend to look exactly like the girl who's death put him there in the first place. Any sympathy you may have felt for him before (unlikely though, as he was having an affair with his friend's wife) quickly melts away, and why the girl would go along with it is beyond me.

Despite the pitfalls in the plot, the art direction was what kept me watching, and there were some amazing shots. I especially liked the creepy shot of Midge's self-portrait and the trippy nightmare sequence.


There are definitely scenes that I would go back to, but as a whole it just didn't work for me. Saul Bass' poster still makes my top ten though.

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