History YMMV / Vertigo

28th Jan '16 10:37:40 AM JulianLapostat
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* VindicatedByHistory: Neither a box office hit 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.

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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.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''.
28th Jan '16 10:36:20 AM JulianLapostat
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* MagnumOpus: Despite the occasional backlash stated above, there are a fair amount of film fans who do consider it to be Hitchcock's best film. It's generally considered among Hitchock's "Essentials", along with ''Film/RearWindow, Film/NorthByNorthwest'', ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', and ''Film/TheBirds'', all made in the span of nine years, representing his peak.
17th Jan '16 9:41:29 AM AllenbysEyes
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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.
17th Dec '15 9:47:58 PM dsneybuf
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* MagnumOpus: Despite the occasional backlash stated above, there are a fair amount of film fans who do consider it to be Hitchcock's best film. It's generally considered among Hitchock's Big Four, along with ''Film/RearWindow, Film/NorthByNorthwest'' and ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', all made in the span of six years, representing his peak.

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* MagnumOpus: Despite the occasional backlash stated above, there are a fair amount of film fans who do consider it to be Hitchcock's best film. It's generally considered among Hitchock's Big Four, "Essentials", along with ''Film/RearWindow, Film/NorthByNorthwest'' and Film/NorthByNorthwest'', ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', and ''Film/TheBirds'', all made in the span of six nine years, representing his peak.
10th Dec '15 12:54:37 AM JulianLapostat
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* VindicatedByHistory: Neither a box office hit nor critically acclaimed when it was originally released, it is now regarded as one of Hitchcocks' best and most popular films.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Neither a box office hit 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.
10th Dec '15 12:53:56 AM JulianLapostat
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* 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.

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* 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.



* MagnumOpus: Despite the occasional backlash stated above, there are a fair amount of film fans who do consider it to be Hitchcock's best film.

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* MagnumOpus: Despite the occasional backlash stated above, there are a fair amount of film fans who do consider it to be Hitchcock's best film. It's generally considered among Hitchock's Big Four, along with ''Film/RearWindow, Film/NorthByNorthwest'' and ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', all made in the span of six years, representing his peak.
4th Nov '15 6:25:27 PM WillBGood
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* NightmareFuel: The clothes buying scene is just incredibly creepy to watch. The fact that Scottie is dressing Judy up in the same clothes that TheLostLenore wore and she is near tears in her argument just makes it very disturbing. Then he goes the whole hog and forces her to bleach her hair and go out wearing them. Judy knows exactly what is going on and yet can't bring herself to ''not'' go through with it.
14th Jun '15 9:43:33 AM Tapol
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* VindicatedByHistory: Neither a box office hit nor critically acclaimed when it was originally released, it is now regarded as one of Hitchcocks' best and most popular films.
23rd May '15 4:54:48 PM fearlessnikki
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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.
* HilariousInHindsight: The fact that the film's leading ladies both named the heroine in ''Film/DownWithLove'' - which is a GenreThrowback to the 1950s. The character's name is Barbara Novak.


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* NightmareFuel: The clothes buying scene is just incredibly creepy to watch. The fact that Scottie is dressing Judy up in the same clothes that TheLostLenore wore and she is near tears in her argument just makes it very disturbing. Then he goes the whole hog and forces her to bleach her hair and go out wearing them. Judy knows exactly what is going on and yet can't bring herself to ''not'' go through with it.
* RewatchBonus: After TheReveal obviously.
** You'll notice that Scottie gets all the information about Madeline from her husband.
** Madeline seems to flirt with Scottie rather a lot for a married woman.
** Madeline's words to Scottie before [[spoiler: her apparent death]] can now be read as [[spoiler: Judy saying goodbye to a man she loved]].
** Right before she runs into the church, you hear Madeline's posh voice slip a little. [[spoiler: Judy slips up and can't keep her accent up because she's so distressed at what she's about to take part in]].
31st Dec '14 5:36:48 PM nombretomado
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* AwardSnub: Entertainment Weekly considers 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.

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* AwardSnub: Entertainment Weekly considers JimmyStewart's 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.
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