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Thereby hangs a tale… I thought I’d said my last on Vertigo. Really. Honest. And then I go and encounter yet three more contemporary references to this masterful mystery and I spout off once more. First off I finally got … Continue reading
Thereby hangs a tale… Well, what do you know? Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo topped Sight & Sound magazine’s list of the top 50 greatest films of all time. Lists are subjective. I won’t argue whether or not Vertigo is the best … Continue reading
Thereby hangs a tale… In former police detective, Scotty Ferguson’s life there exists a placeholder of a woman. She is Midge, his gal pal, chum, best buddy, one of the guys, and god help her, having sublimated her natural beauty … Continue reading
Thereby hangs a tale… On average, I study the terrain of Vertigo once a year. Strange, addictive, haunting, as a mastery of film suspense it is surely one of Alfred Hitchcock’s finest efforts. It is also among his most squirm-worthy, … Continue reading