An emotionally shattered ex-police detective becomes obsessed with a young woman who resembles the love he failed to prevent from committing suicide in one of Alfred Hitchcock’s great psychological thrillers.
James Stewart gives one of his most intense performances as the disturbed acrophobic and although not really known for her thespian skills, Kim Novak is actually very convincing in her dual roles as haunted heiress and stalkee. It’s one of Hitchcock’s most visually creative films with some very clever and subtle visual tricks and uses of shadow and lighting complimented by a wonderfully otherworldly soundtrack. Mixing elements of psychology, obsession, the supernatural and an extremely clever Film Noir style plot, Vertigo is a unique film a with an unforgettable climax.
One of the true classics.