Vertigo – a masterpiece?
Vertigo, a 1958 tension film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Many people believe that this movie is Hitchcock’s masterpiece.
The film tells the story of a detective in San Francisco. The detective’s name is Scottie, played by James Stewart. Scottie leaves the police force after a fellow police officer falls and dies while the two chase a criminal on roofs in downtown San Francisco. Employers at that time, an old friend, Scottie, hires for his services to his wife, Madeleine, who is played by Kim Novak. His friend, Gavin Elster, claims that Madeleine is regularly found in space and will occasionally drive to an unknown point and remember later. Scottie is skeptical, but Gavin believes Madeleine has a mental illness that is possessed by a spirit of someone who is dead.
Scottie follows Madeleine for a few days. As he looks at her, she visits the grave of a woman named Carlotta Valdes, who had murdered her years ago, regularly visiting an art museum where she spent a long time on a huge potrait of Carlotta and rented a room at a hotel . what once was Carlotta’s house. Madeleine dresses like Carlotta, with identical hair styles and jewelry. This behavior is very suitable for Scottie. Madeleine fine on a day and fall into a lake. Scottie gets her out of the water and brings her to his apartment. He puts her in front of the fire to dry off. Here the two fall in love.