History YMMV / Vertigo

26th Jan '17 6:51:42 AM benda
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* SheReallyCanAct: Doubled with VindicatedByHistory. At the time of the release, Kim Novak's acting abilities were largely dismissed by the audience and critics alike - and ''Vertigo'' initially did little to change that. However, with a newly found appreciation for the film itself there gradually came recognition that it would have lost a great deal of its magic, had it not been for the actress who portrayed female lead.

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* SheReallyCanAct: Doubled with VindicatedByHistory. At the time of the release, release (and throughout her acting career), Kim Novak's acting abilities were largely dismissed by the audience and critics alike - and ''Vertigo'' initially did little to change that. However, with a newly found appreciation for the film itself there gradually came recognition that it would have lost a great deal of its magic, had it not been for the actress who portrayed female lead.
26th Jan '17 6:43:47 AM benda
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* SheReallyCanAct: doubled with VindicatedByHistory. At the time of the release, Kim Novak's acting abilities were largely dismissed by the audience and critics alike - and Vertigo did little to change that. However, with a newly found appreciation for the film itself there gradually came recognition that it would have lost a great deal of its magic, had it not been for the actress who portrayed female lead.

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* SheReallyCanAct: doubled Doubled with VindicatedByHistory. At the time of the release, Kim Novak's acting abilities were largely dismissed by the audience and critics alike - and Vertigo ''Vertigo'' initially did little to change that. However, with a newly found appreciation for the film itself there gradually came recognition that it would have lost a great deal of its magic, had it not been for the actress who portrayed female lead.
26th Jan '17 6:41:40 AM benda
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* SheReallyCanAct: doubled with VindicatedByHistory. At the time of the release, Kim Novak's acting abilities were largely dismissed by the audience and critics alike - and Vertigo did little to change that. However, with a newly found appreciation for the film itself there gradually came recognition that it would have lost a great deal of its magic, had it not been for the actress who portrayed female lead.
10th Jan '17 3:44:27 AM benda
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** Yet another downplayed example is the coroner's speech in the court, almost bordering on satire. He seemed more interested in chastising Ferguson (despite admitting he couldn't possibly bear any legal responsibility for Madeleine's death) than in determining the cause of the victim's death.

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** Yet another downplayed example is the coroner's speech in the court, almost bordering on satire. He seemed much more interested in chastising Ferguson Scotty (despite admitting he couldn't possibly bear any legal responsibility for Madeleine's death) than in determining the cause of the victim's death.
10th Jan '17 3:42:56 AM benda
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] but there is a strange scene when Scottie is first following Madelline. He sees her in her hotel room, goes in to ask the receptionist about it and she claims no one has used the room today. She even has the key behind the desk to prove it and they inspect the room just to make sure. It's never explained how she left the hotel room and returned the key without the receptionist knowing, and [[spoiler:assuming Judy is a real person (some interpret the entire end sequence as AllJustADream), she shouldn't ''want'' to actively evade Scotty; she needs him to follow her to make the plan work.]]

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] but there is a strange scene when Scottie is first following Madelline. He sees her in her hotel room, goes in to ask the receptionist about it and she claims no one has used the room today. She even has the key behind the desk to prove it and they inspect the room just to make sure. It's never explained how she left the hotel room and returned the key without the receptionist knowing, and [[spoiler:assuming Judy is a real person (some interpret the entire end sequence as AllJustADream), AllJustADream, probably even a DyingDream of Scotty who never really made it past the opening scene), she shouldn't ''want'' to actively evade Scotty; she needs him to follow her to make the plan work.]]
10th Jan '17 3:41:37 AM benda
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** Yet another downplayed example is the coroner's speech in the court, almost bordering on satire. He seemed more interested in chastising Ferguson (despite admitting he couldn't possibly have any legal responsibility for Madeleine's death) than in determining the cause of the victim's death.

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** Yet another downplayed example is the coroner's speech in the court, almost bordering on satire. He seemed more interested in chastising Ferguson (despite admitting he couldn't possibly have bear any legal responsibility for Madeleine's death) than in determining the cause of the victim's death.
10th Jan '17 3:41:11 AM benda
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[Downplayed DownplayedTrope]] but there is a strange scene when Scottie is first following Madelline. He sees her in her hotel room, goes in to ask the receptionist about it and she claims no one has used the room today. She even has the key behind the desk to prove it and they inspect the room just to make sure. It's never explained how she left the hotel room and returned the key without the receptionist knowing, and [[spoiler:assuming Judy is a real person (some interpret the entire end sequence as AllJustADream), she shouldn't ''want'' to actively evade Scotty; she needs him to follow her to make the plan work.]]
** Yet another downplayed example is a coroner's speech in the court, almost bordering on satire. He seemed more interested in chastising Ferguson (despite admitting he couldn't possibly have any legal responsibility for Madeleine's death) than in determining the cause of the victim's death.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[Downplayed DownplayedTrope]] [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] but there is a strange scene when Scottie is first following Madelline. He sees her in her hotel room, goes in to ask the receptionist about it and she claims no one has used the room today. She even has the key behind the desk to prove it and they inspect the room just to make sure. It's never explained how she left the hotel room and returned the key without the receptionist knowing, and [[spoiler:assuming Judy is a real person (some interpret the entire end sequence as AllJustADream), she shouldn't ''want'' to actively evade Scotty; she needs him to follow her to make the plan work.]]
** Yet another downplayed example is a the coroner's speech in the court, almost bordering on satire. He seemed more interested in chastising Ferguson (despite admitting he couldn't possibly have any legal responsibility for Madeleine's death) than in determining the cause of the victim's death.
10th Jan '17 3:40:40 AM benda
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Downplayed but there is a strange scene when Scottie is first following Madelline. He sees her in her hotel room, goes in to ask the receptionist about it and she claims no one has used the room today. She even has the key behind the desk to prove it and they inspect the room just to make sure. It's never explained how she left the hotel room and returned the key without the receptionist knowing, and [[spoiler:assuming Judy is a real person (some interpret the entire end sequence as AllJustADream), she shouldn't ''want'' to actively evade Scotty; she needs him to follow her to make the plan work.]]

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Downplayed [[Downplayed DownplayedTrope]] but there is a strange scene when Scottie is first following Madelline. He sees her in her hotel room, goes in to ask the receptionist about it and she claims no one has used the room today. She even has the key behind the desk to prove it and they inspect the room just to make sure. It's never explained how she left the hotel room and returned the key without the receptionist knowing, and [[spoiler:assuming Judy is a real person (some interpret the entire end sequence as AllJustADream), she shouldn't ''want'' to actively evade Scotty; she needs him to follow her to make the plan work.]]]]
** Yet another downplayed example is a coroner's speech in the court, almost bordering on satire. He seemed more interested in chastising Ferguson (despite admitting he couldn't possibly have any legal responsibility for Madeleine's death) than in determining the cause of the victim's death.
22nd Nov '16 9:29:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Based on an obscure French novel, ''From Among the Dead'' by Boileau-Narcejac. Like most books adapted by Hitchcock, it's long since been overshadowed by the movie.
* AwardSnub: Entertainment Weekly considers Creator/JimmyStewart's role as Scottie to be [[http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20179544_20411971,00.html#20411802 the worst Oscar snub ever]]. Many tend to agree. Of course, Vertigo, and none of Hitchcock's films of the 50s for that matter, were seen as OscarBait in their day and Stewart likely never had a chance.
* AwesomeMusic: BernardHerrmann's haunting main title, and "Scene D'Amour".

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Based on an obscure French novel, ''From Among the Dead'' by Boileau-Narcejac. Like most books adapted by Hitchcock, Creator/AlfredHitchcock, it's long since been overshadowed by the movie.
* AwardSnub: Entertainment Weekly considers Creator/JimmyStewart's role as Scottie to be [[http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20179544_20411971,00.html#20411802 the worst Oscar snub ever]]. Many tend to agree. Of course, Vertigo, ''Vertigo'', and none of Hitchcock's films of the 50s for that matter, were seen as OscarBait in their day and Stewart likely never had a chance.
* AwesomeMusic: BernardHerrmann's Music/BernardHerrmann's haunting main title, and "Scene D'Amour".



* HypeBacklash: Not everyone thinks this movie deserved to beat ''Citizen Kane'' in the 2012 ''Sight and Sound'' Best Films poll, or even to outrank all of Hitch's other movies.

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* HypeBacklash: Not everyone thinks this movie deserved to beat ''Citizen Kane'' ''Film/CitizenKane'' in the 2012 ''Sight and Sound'' Best Films poll, or even to outrank all of Hitch's other movies.



* VindicatedByHistory: Neither a box office hit (though it recouped costs) nor critically acclaimed (except by Hitchcock's admirers in France) when it was originally released, it is now regarded as one of Hitchcocks' best and most popular films, and by many film-makers and critics as his masterpiece, alongside other essentials made in a 9 year stretch - ''Film/RearWindow, Film/NorthByNorthwest, Film/{{Psycho}}, Film/TheBirds''.
* ValuesDissonance: The disturbing scenes where Judy is forced to get the same grey suit that Madeleine wore. It's portrayed as disturbing when he bullies her verbally into doing it (as well as having her hair dyed). But the employees in the boutique and hair salon go along with it without question. These days, Scottie would come across as an abusive boyfriend and they would be more likely to call the police than go along with his demands.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Neither a box office hit (though it recouped costs) nor critically acclaimed (except by Hitchcock's admirers in France) when it was originally released, it is now regarded as one of Hitchcocks' best and most popular films, and by many film-makers and critics as his masterpiece, alongside other essentials made in a 9 year stretch - ''Film/RearWindow, Film/NorthByNorthwest, Film/{{Psycho}}, Film/TheBirds''.
* ValuesDissonance: The disturbing scenes where Judy is forced to get the same grey suit that Madeleine wore. It's portrayed as disturbing when he bullies her verbally into doing it (as well as having her hair dyed). But the employees in the boutique and hair salon go along with it without question. These days, Scottie would come across as an abusive boyfriend and they would be more likely to call the police than go along with his demands.demands.
* VindicatedByHistory: Neither a box office hit (though it recouped costs) nor critically acclaimed (except by Hitchcock's admirers in France) when it was originally released, it is now regarded as one of Hitchcocks' best and most popular films, and by many film-makers and critics as his masterpiece, alongside other essentials made in a 9 year stretch - ''Film/RearWindow, Film/NorthByNorthwest, Film/{{Psycho}}, Film/TheBirds''.
17th Sep '16 4:35:44 PM Temmere
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Downplayed but there is a strange scene when Scottie is first following Madelline. He sees her in her hotel room, goes in to ask the receptionist about it and she claims no one has used the room today. She even has the key behind the desk to prove it and they inspect the room just to make sure. It's never explained how she left the hotel room and returned the key without the receptionist knowing.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Downplayed but there is a strange scene when Scottie is first following Madelline. He sees her in her hotel room, goes in to ask the receptionist about it and she claims no one has used the room today. She even has the key behind the desk to prove it and they inspect the room just to make sure. It's never explained how she left the hotel room and returned the key without the receptionist knowing. knowing, and [[spoiler:assuming Judy is a real person (some interpret the entire end sequence as AllJustADream), she shouldn't ''want'' to actively evade Scotty; she needs him to follow her to make the plan work.]]
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