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Cinema: Vertigo

Hitchcock's masterpiece, adapted from the French crime novel D'entre les morts, is a complex and troubling exploration of obsession and deception. 

It's as much a wonder of suspense as it is a catalogue of the director's themes and an allegory for his own art of enticement-and for the erotic pitfalls of his métier. New Yorker

Why is this movie Hitchcock's masterpiece? Because no movie plunges us more deeply into the dizzying heart of erotic obsession. Newsweek

The lure of death, the power of the past, the guilty complicity of a clean-cut hero, the near-fetishistic use of symbol and color: these Hitchcock hallmarks are all mesmerizingly on view. New York Times

Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 (128 mins)

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