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MadeleineJudy Kim Novak to her death in a remote Californian mission Novak is ice cool but vulnerable Stewart in the darkest role of his career genial on the surface but damaged withi. I first saw the movie Vertigo as a child and it remains one of my favorite Hitchcock movies This tale of romanticsexual obsession of psychological manipulation and deception has an abrupt tragic ending unlike others of Hitch s movies of the same time period ie North by Northwest Rear Window or The Birds Professor Charles Barr presents a detailed analysis of the making of Vertigo and the film techniues that create the mesmerizing uality of the movie

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In the 1992 Sight and Sound poll critics and film makers voted Vertigo the fourth greatest film of all time Released in 1958 Hitchcock's masterpiece is a pinnacle of the cinema Yet in. Suzanne bought me a couple of the BFI film companions for Christmas and this one was certainly detailed than The Wizard of Oz in terms of analysing the actual film techniues used Vertigo did move up last year into the number one spot for the Best film of all time in a critics pollI started to read the book and then realised I wasn t actually sure I d seen Vertigo all the way through so before progressing past the introduction I sat down to watch on Monday night I luckily happen to have a Hitchcock box set Great stuffalthough not sure I d go as far as saying it was the best film of all time I actually prefer Rear Window if we re talking Hitchcock But reading the companion certainly helped me to understand how revolutionary it was at the time and what an influence it must have had on the film industry Docked a couple of stars as it wasn t uite as entertaining a read as the Wizard of Oz companion book it had very little insight into the actual making of the film what it was like to be on set how the actors felt about it But got me watching Vertigo and that was an evening well spent

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It Hitchcock abandoned his trademark suspense allowing the central mystery to be solved halfway through What remained was a study in sexual obsession as James Stewart's Scottie pursues. Nice little book on a great movie Academic but highly readable well researched and reasonable too If only all film criticism were written like this


10 thoughts on “Vertigo AUTHOR Charles Barr

  1. says:

    WHY I DON'T LIKE VERTIGO POSSIBLE SPOILERSJames Stewart “Don’t jump”Kim Novak Wheee splashJames Stewart “Here wear these clothes”Kim Novak “Okay”James Stewart “Here wear these clothes” he’s obsessedKim Novak “Okay”Kim Novak “I had a dream”James Stweart “Great let’s go there”They drive to the dreamJames Stewart “No – not the bell tower don’t jump”Kim Novak “I love you” She d

  2. says:

    Suzanne bought me a couple of the BFI film companions for Christmas and this one was certainly detailed than The Wizard of Oz in terms of analy

  3. says:

    An essay about Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo Charles Barr is one of the film critics associated with the Briti

  4. says:

    Nice little book on a great movie Academic but highly readable well researched and reasonable too If only all film criticism were written like this

  5. says:

    Barr has written a cold and analytical dissection of a cold and analytical film That's a little bit of a suprise when other BFI Classics entries are sometimes given over to a personal appeal to the reader but Ba

  6. says:

    One of the great things about the BFI series is that contributing authors each approach their works from different schools of criticism While Charles Barr does go into the historical and collaborative efforts behind the film Vertigo including debates on the contributions of the multiple writers involved but the majority

  7. says:

    Since Barr does not go into the production of Vertigo it's worth reading Dan Auiler's Vertigo The Making of a Hitchcock Classic first if you want that background While that one is history this one is analysis I appreciate the take by take diss

  8. says:

    In the 2012 Sight and Sound poll judged by film critics and film directors VERTIGO finally overtook CITIZEN KANE as the greatest film of all time Conseuently the time is ripe for an academic analysis of Hitchcock's masterpieceBarr's book is ve

  9. says:

    I first saw the movie Vertigo as a child and it remains one of my favorite Hitchcock movies This tale of romanticsexual obsession of psychological manipulation and deception has an abrupt tragic ending unlike others of Hitch's movies of the same time period ie North by Northwest Rear Window or The Birds Professo

  10. says:

    A uick read that will teach even hardcore Vertigo fans a thing or two