Analysis of Vertigo Hollywood movie

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Vertigo movie

The 1950s Hollywood was the most creative time in film history with movie studios but not as restrained by commercial considerations or a great amount of oversight by studio heads. There was a competitive atmosphere between studios like Warner Brothers paramount and Twentieth Century Fox and one of the greatest assets working in Hollywood during this most interesting time. In English born Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock or hitch as he was known to his friends and colleagues was perhaps at the very peak of his powers during the 1950s rear window dialing for murder rope notorious saboteur and Rebecca was just a few classics. He had already made and was yet to make three more of his greatest films and even had a suspense-type television show called Alfred Hitchcock. Presents that first aired in 1955 Hitchcock’s success in Hollywood allowed him to have an unprecedented amount of
creative control over his films and television. He was directly involved but perhaps the greatest and most personal
in his spectacular over of films was none other than vertigo.
In early 1955 Hitchcock had seen Hamra George loses less Diabolique and was impressed by the concept of the film. It had been based on a French book called selkie Nanette tipless written by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcissistic and Hitchcock was keen to purchase the rights to any of their future work. Their next book called the ultra Ln more about a former police detective who suffers from vertigo or a fear of heights and is hired by a friend to follow his wife. Who is behaving strangely the detective then falls in love with the troubled wife nostra mental breakdown and becomes obsessed with her such plot elements intrigued. Hitchcock was enough for him to naturally bear fruit to further ideas for a film so he subsequently pitched the concept to Paramount Pictures and they then bought the rights of the book in April 1955 for just over twenty-five thousand US dollars. After going through two previous writers playwrights Samuel a Taylor produced a draft Hitchcock accepted a budget of 2.5 million u.s. dollars modest budget for the time was secured and the production then moved on to casting Jimmy Stewart a common sight. In Hollywood films and perhaps the most bankable Hollywood actor at the time was cast as John Scotty Ferguson the renamed leading detective role Vera miles was under personal contract. Hitchcock had appeared in both his television show and Hitchcock’s previous project the wrong man was originally cast in the film Mein’s troubled wife. But due to delays in the production, thanks to Hitchcock’s moon hill miles then became pregnant and had to withdraw leaving the role open for Kim Novak to be cast was part of other actors in the film included Barbara Bel Geddes as Scotty’s longtime friend. The confident English actor Tom helm or as Scotty’s employer and Madeline’s husband production commenced in September of 1957 and ended in December of that same year. The exteriors were filmed on location in San Francisco and also in the town of San Juan Bautista 90 miles south of San Francisco and afterwards production then moved to Paramount Studios in Los Angeles to fill the interior scenes. During production, Hitchcock innovated a camera technique known today as the push-pull or vertical effect with grip equipment and the camera team pushed the camera forward and zoom out at the same time to animate Scotty’s fear of heights. Which at the time was an innovative solution in the days when filmmaking technology was compared to today very limited the technique was heightened by the innovative and high quality. The vista vision camera system is a system that fed 35-millimeter film through the camera gate horizontally instead of vertically. Allowing for images to be shot on a larger area with the 70-millimeter film was sort of a precursor to IMAX this technique was inspired. When Hitchcock had fainted during a party some years before the making of this movie and had recalled this event and put it into filmmaking language. The score of the film was composed by regular Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann who composed a score that was romantic and tragic at the same time supplementing Hitchcock’s vision. After six months of post-production including complex animation secrets. In San Francisco on May 9th, 1951 the film was not well received upon release and the general blame was placed upon Jimmy Stewart for being cast in a role which he was too old Hitchcock and Stewart never worked together again and
Hitchcock became embittered over vertigo. His lack of success the story of vertigo has an interesting twist after being removed from circulation. In 1973 vertigo was re-released in 1983 for its 25th anniversary three years after Hitchcock had passed away after being released on videocassette in October 1984 the film achieved impressive commercial success.

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