History Film / Vertigo

20th May '17 7:13:19 PM nombretomado
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If it's the comics company you're looking for, search no further than VertigoComics.

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If it's the comics company you're looking for, search no further than VertigoComics.
Creator/VertigoComics.
29th Mar '17 7:02:34 AM Mdumas43073
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Scottie suffers a mental breakdown for some time after his love's death, constantly seeing her in women he meets. It turns out that there is one woman who really does look a lot like Madeleine - a sharp-tongued brunette named Judy Barton (Novak again). Still haunted by the memory of his dead love, Scottie pursues a relationship with Judy. But the ghosts of the past never die, and their consequences prove to be what no one expected...

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Scottie suffers a mental breakdown for some time after his love's death, to the point of being institutionalized with a near-catatonic depression and "nursed" by his friend and former fiancée Midge (Barbara Bel Geddes). Even after returning to some semblance of a normal life, he's haunted by grief for Madeleine, constantly seeing her in women he meets. It turns out that there is one woman who really does look a lot like Madeleine - a sharp-tongued brunette named Judy Barton (Novak again). Still haunted by the memory of his dead love, Scottie pursues a relationship with Judy. But the ghosts of the past never die, and their consequences prove to be what no one expected...
29th Mar '17 6:49:51 AM Mdumas43073
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* AmicableExes: Scottie and Midge were once engaged but are now JustFriends, although she still retains obvious feelings for him.



* JustFriends: Scottie and Midge, though they were once engaged and she still retains obvious feelings for him.
29th Mar '17 6:42:52 AM Mdumas43073
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* ComplexityAddiction: It's easy to overlook admidst all of Scottie's psychodrama, but [[spoiler:Elster's plot to murder his wife]] has to be one of the most implausibly convoluted in film history.
12th Mar '17 6:36:56 PM Mdumas43073
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* SceneryPorn: Lots of shots of beautiful California countryside.
** The film's visual treatment of 1950's San Francisco should qualify as "urban scenery porn" if there is such a category.

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* SceneryPorn: Lots of shots of beautiful Northern California countryside.
** The film's visual treatment of 1950's 1950s San Francisco should qualify as "urban scenery porn" if there is such a category.
26th Feb '17 5:01:22 PM bt8257
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[[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]] plays John "Scottie" Ferguson, a San Francisco detective who, because of a rooftop chase which leads to the death of one of his fellow officers, develops a fear of heights.

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[[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]] Creator/JimmyStewart plays John "Scottie" Ferguson, a San Francisco detective who, because of a rooftop chase which leads to the death of one of his fellow officers, develops a fear of heights.
11th Feb '17 3:22:38 PM Crantastic
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Scottie goes on leave for a while, but is persuaded to go back on the job by Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore), a college buddy of his, who wants him to trail his wife Madeleine who has been behaving oddly. As he observes the beautiful, mysterious Madeleine (KimNovak), he begins developing feelings for her - feelings that are reciprocated by her. However, Madeleine appears to be possessed by the spirit of her dead ancestor Carlotta Valdes who is trying to get her to commit suicide. Scottie tries to help her out of this apparent madness, but in vain as he finds himself watching helplessly as Madeleine plunges to her death from the roof of a bell tower, unable to reach her in time due to his vertigo.

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Scottie goes on leave for a while, but is persuaded to go back on the job by Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore), a college buddy of his, who wants him to trail his wife Madeleine who has been behaving oddly. As he observes the beautiful, mysterious Madeleine (KimNovak), (Kim Novak), he begins developing feelings for her - feelings that are reciprocated by her. However, Madeleine appears to be possessed by the spirit of her dead ancestor Carlotta Valdes who is trying to get her to commit suicide. Scottie tries to help her out of this apparent madness, but in vain as he finds himself watching helplessly as Madeleine plunges to her death from the roof of a bell tower, unable to reach her in time due to his vertigo.
10th Jan '17 3:16:21 AM benda
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* SweaterGirl: Judy Norton's standard tight-sweater-and-bullet-bra ensemble contrast Judy's earthy sexuality with Madeline the icy blond in the gray suit.

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* SweaterGirl: Judy Norton's Barton's standard tight-sweater-and-bullet-bra ensemble contrast Judy's earthy sexuality with Madeline the icy blond in the gray suit.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Midge disappears around the two-thirds point.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Midge disappears around the two-thirds point.point (she's present in the alternate deleted ending though).
10th Jan '17 3:14:05 AM benda
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Scottie's real name is John.
10th Jan '17 3:12:19 AM benda
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* LiteralCliffhanger: The opening chase scene ends with Scottie hanging from a storm drain by his fingertips. This causes (or rather, activates) his acrophobia and vertigo.

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* LiteralCliffhanger: The opening chase scene ends with Scottie hanging from a storm drain by his fingertips. This causes activates (or rather, activates) even ''causes'') his acrophobia and vertigo.
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