Sunday Morning! Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock

Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does many things. He is the author of the forthcoming book "The Paris Bureau" from Dio Press (early 2021).

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  1. InMD
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    I know referencing it has almost become a trope (my favorite is in 12 Monkeys) but the ‘here I was born and there I died’ scene has always given me goosebumps. The whole tone of the movie was ahead of its time. It isn’t just disturbing but profoundly sad in a way I’m not sure any other Hitchcock is.Report

    • Rufus F. in reply to InMD
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      That is a very eerie scene. I think the things that hit me harder this time were when Midge finally leaves and walks down the very grey hallway and out of the picture, and right before the climax, there’s a point in which Judy basically says to him: I’m here now and I’m yours and I love you, and he basically responds that it’s just never going to work.
      And, of course, he’s right, but it’s still devastating.Report

  2. Michael Siegel
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    One of the great things about the movie is Herrmann’s stunning score.Report

  3. Michael Cain
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    I’ve started binge-watching the Expanse. (a) I’m enjoying it. (b) I’m recalling my frustration with the books where first it’s a solar-system wide political thriller, then it’s a extinct aliens’ artifact story, then it’s a free already terraformed planets story, then it’s a maybe the aliens weren’t really extinct story. I’m hoping the author is wealthy enough now that he’ll wind it up with book nine like he says rather than going on to be yet another kind of story.Report

  4. Slade the Leveller
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    Finished Cloud Atlas, the novel. Absolutely stunning. It’s the second Mitchell novel I’ve been through and both have been total page turners.

    Still making my way through Hickock’s The Paris Bureau. It gets a lot more interesting when the Hickock family moves to Paris. (I’ve started reading Gee instead of Gye for Guy’s name.) It’s making me wistful for the days when even a newspaper like The Brooklyn Eagle could have foreign correspondents.Report

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