Cinemark Movie Classics: Vertigo

Dismissed when first released, later heralded as one of director Alfred Hitchcock's finest films (and, according to Hitchcock, his most personal one), this adaptation of the French novel D'entre les morts weaves an intricate web of obsession and deceit. It opens as Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) realizes he has vertigo, a condition resulting in a fear of heights, when a police officer is killed trying to rescue him from falling off a building. Scottie then retires from his position as a private investigator, only to be lured into another case by his old college friend, Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore). Elster's wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak), has been possessed by a spirit, and Elster wants Scottie to follow her. He hesitantly agrees, and thus begins the film's wordless montage as Scottie follows the beautiful yet enigmatic Madeleine through 1950s San Francisco (accompanied by Bernard Herrmann's hypnotic score). After saving her from suicide, Scottie begins to fall in love with her, and she appears to feel the same way. Here tragedy strikes, and each twist in the movie's second half changes our preconceptions about the characters and events. In 1996 a new print of Vertigo was released, restoring the original grandeur of the colors and the San Francisco backdrop, as well as digitally enhancing the soundtrack. ~ Dylan Wilcox, Rovi

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  • Eva S.

    Loved seeing the restored film on the big screen

    October 4, 2013

  • BILL S.

    Interesting sidenote. At the end, no long list of credits, additional music, etc. It just ended! Today, we have to read about the caterer, the helper..heck maybe even the guy that rented the truck to bring the food...its endless and mainly a waste of time..but that the unions and there is so much money being made by the successful moviemakers.

    October 3, 2013

  • Alexandra D.

    Better this time around especially on the big screen.

    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to wear my Carlotta necklace to the Gals Gone Fun group. Too bad it's the same night. I woulda gone with both groups had it been on a different night.

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but I got confused and signed up BOTH for Vertigo, same night, but at the Locust theater at 6:30 with Gals Gone Fun Meetup group. I would have liked to have meet you all, but next time.

    October 1, 2013

  • BILL S.

    This is one of those movies that NEEDS to be on the Large screen to be appreciated...any way else is just milk toast! Ha! Just the name hints at whats to follow..and its Hitch at his best!

    September 24, 2013

    • Lana

      Thanks for hosting Bill!

      September 28, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Sorry I won't be able to join you. I actually have a mother/daughter movie date for this the same evening. I will be sure to stop by and say "Hello."

    September 27, 2013

  • BILL S.

    Looks like a good time..hopefully more appreciate a bay area filmed favorite!

    August 21, 2013

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