Vertigo Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Stewart, Kim Novak

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P.I. falls for another's wife who may be mad. Things aren't what they appear.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Vincent Leo

Scotty is retired detective who accepts an offer from an old friend who asks Scotty to follow his wife, who has started to act like she was under some kind of a curse or spirit. While Scotty starts to follow here he unpreventively falls in love with her, but when her behaviour takes a hole new elements, Scotty finds himself standing in a churchtower,while his loved one has jumped down, Scotty unable to save her because of his vertigo - a fear of high places. Scotty becomes more obsessed with the woman, and the character we have used to think as the normal one seems to be insanely obsessed... As will you, when you see it.
The review of this Movie prepared by Tero Hakulinen

Script Analysis of Vertigo

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals (shown sympathetically) on the run    -   criminals on the run    -   criminal becomes sensitive    -   criminal falls in love with victim Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness Lover is...    -   of a different social class Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None

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