Sunday, April 23, 2017
Getting VERTIGO Again
Live action. Animation. Long meaningful scenes with no dialogue. Erotic obsession. I wish I was describing my love life of the last few years, but I'm not. I watched the Alfred Hitchcock classic, VERTIGO, again recently. My brother gave me a DVD of it for Christmas. In a way, this movie is a look at what happens when really good beauty makeovers go bad. James Stewart is the psychologically handicapped police detective in San Francisco who falls in love with a cool mysterious blonde played by Kim Novak.
When the detective follows her to a deluxe San Francisco department store, he sees her purchase a colorful bouquet. She seems to be at the center of vibrant, colorful flowers.