This Thursday 9th January 6.30 p.m there will be screening of the Alfred Hitchcock classic, Vertigo (1958) starring James Stewart and Kim Novak at Maquinez Palace, Auditorium I of Entertainment Society of Goa. In 2012, it was voted as the number one film, in a Sight & Sound critics’ poll for the greatest movie of all time. The screening of the film is curated by Sachin Chatte. The details of the film are as given below:

Film: Vertigo
Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Duration: 2 hrs

With a Metacritic rating of 100, Vertigo is still considered one of  Hitchcock’s best work, ever. James Stewart plays a cop who is forced into retirement after an incident where he develops acrophobia, a fear of heights. He then takes up the job of a private detective and starts tailing a woman (Kim Novak) and gets obsessed with her, leading to a bunch of mysteries.

Apart from being just a thriller, the film has been dissected by academics with regards to its theme and technically the dolly zoom was first used by Hitchcock to create a perception of distortion, which subsequently has been used a lot in cinema.

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