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Vertigo

Hitchcock's story of obsession, manipulation and fear returns to mark its 60th anniversary.

Set in San Francisco, James Stewart portrays an acrophobic detective hired to trail a friend’s suicidal wife (Kim Novak). After he successfully rescues her from a leap into the bay, he finds himself becoming obsessed with the beautifully troubled woman. 

A timeless classic bursting at the seams with some incredible twists and turns. It was also the first film to use the dolly zoom, an in-camera effect that distorts perspective to create disorientation, to convey Stewart's acrophobia. As a result of its use in this film, the effect is often referred to as "the Vertigo effect".


Event Information

Running Time: 128

BBFC Advice: PG

Director(s): Alfred Hitchcock

Country of Origin: United States

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Language(s): English

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