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* {{Defictionalization}}: Gavin Elster's office set, which was designed by the famous Henry "Hank" Bumstead so impressed Hitchcock, that he commissioned Bumstead to remodel his real-life office based on Elster's. As such many wags noted that Hitchcock would invite people into his office and walk through stories in the mode of the villain of this film, in the same way Elster manipulated Scottie.


* DawsonCasting: Scottie and Midge are meant to be the same age, but Creator/JamesStewart was fifteen years older than Barbara Bel Geddes. He was also twenty-four years older than Kim Novak.

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* DawsonCasting: Scottie and Midge are meant to be the same age, but Creator/JamesStewart was fifteen years older than Barbara Bel Geddes. He was also twenty-four years older than Kim Novak.Geddes and looks it.


* FollowTheLeader: Creator/BrianDePalma made two loose remakes: ''Obsession'' ([[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] instead of San Francisco and an extra twist involving the DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest, and a Music/BernardHerrmann score) and ''Film/BodyDouble'' (claustrophobia instead of acrophobia).

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* FollowTheLeader: Creator/BrianDePalma made two loose remakes: ''Obsession'' ''Film/{{Obsession}}'' ([[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] instead of San Francisco and an extra twist involving the DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest, and a Music/BernardHerrmann score) and ''Film/BodyDouble'' (claustrophobia instead of acrophobia).


* FollowTheLeader: Creator/BrianDePalma made two loose remakes: ''Obsession'' ([[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] instead of San Francisco and an extra twist involving the DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest) and ''Film/BodyDouble'' (claustrophobia instead of acrophobia).

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* FollowTheLeader: Creator/BrianDePalma made two loose remakes: ''Obsession'' ([[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] instead of San Francisco and an extra twist involving the DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest) DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest, and a Music/BernardHerrmann score) and ''Film/BodyDouble'' (claustrophobia instead of acrophobia).


* FollowTheLeader: Creator/BrianDePalma did two loose remakes: ''Obsession'' ([[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] instead of San Francisco and an extra twist involving the woman's true identity) and ''Film/BodyDouble'' (claustrophobia instead of acrophobia).

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* FollowTheLeader: Creator/BrianDePalma did made two loose remakes: ''Obsession'' ([[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] instead of San Francisco and an extra twist involving the woman's true identity) DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest) and ''Film/BodyDouble'' (claustrophobia instead of acrophobia).


* FollowTheLeader: Creator/BrianDePalma's ''Film/BodyDouble'', but with claustrophobia instead of acrophobia.

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* FollowTheLeader: Creator/BrianDePalma's ''Film/BodyDouble'', but with claustrophobia Creator/BrianDePalma did two loose remakes: ''Obsession'' ([[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] instead of acrophobia.San Francisco and an extra twist involving the woman's true identity) and ''Film/BodyDouble'' (claustrophobia instead of acrophobia).


* WorkingTitle: Filming began as ''From Among the Dead'', the title of the English translation of the novel, but nobody really liked it. The studio suggested a bunch of titles, many with the word "face" in them, and Hitchcock liked ''Face in the Shadow'', but he changed his mind, and others were worried about the similarity to ''Film/AFaceInTheCrowd''. Hitchcock chose ''Vertigo'' but the studio hated it and tried to talk him into going back to ''Face in the Shadow'', or ''Fear and Trembling'', or a long list of other suggestions that he turned down (which included ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' and ''Series/WithoutATrace'').

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* WorkingTitle: Filming began as ''From Among the Dead'', which is the title of the English literal translation of the novel, original novel's French title, but nobody really liked it. The studio suggested a bunch of titles, many with the word "face" in them, and Hitchcock liked ''Face in the Shadow'', but he changed his mind, and others were worried about the similarity to ''Film/AFaceInTheCrowd''. Hitchcock chose ''Vertigo'' but the studio hated it and tried to talk him into going back to ''Face in the Shadow'', or ''Fear and Trembling'', or a long list of other suggestions that he turned down (which included ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' and ''Series/WithoutATrace'').

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* WorkingTitle: Filming began as ''From Among the Dead'', the title of the English translation of the novel, but nobody really liked it. The studio suggested a bunch of titles, many with the word "face" in them, and Hitchcock liked ''Face in the Shadow'', but he changed his mind, and others were worried about the similarity to ''Film/AFaceInTheCrowd''. Hitchcock chose ''Vertigo'' but the studio hated it and tried to talk him into going back to ''Face in the Shadow'', or ''Fear and Trembling'', or a long list of other suggestions that he turned down (which included ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' and ''Series/WithoutATrace'').


* ActorSharedBackground: Judy Barton is a Midwestern girl who moves to California and gets noticed by an older man, who grooms her into portraying a specific look and image. This parallels Kim Novak and her experience working for Harry Cohn at Creator/ColumbiaPictures. Judy's hometown of Salina, Kansas is where Novak filmed her StarMakingRole in ''Theatre/{{Picnic}}'' (though that was just a coincidence).

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* ActorSharedBackground: Judy Barton is a Midwestern girl who moves to California and gets noticed by an older man, who grooms her into portraying a specific look and image. This parallels Kim Novak Creator/KimNovak and her experience working for Harry Cohn at Creator/ColumbiaPictures. Judy's hometown of Salina, Kansas is where Novak filmed her StarMakingRole in ''Theatre/{{Picnic}}'' (though that was just a coincidence).


* TheOtherMarty: Creator/AlfredHitchcock said that Creator/VeraMiles was his preferred choice as Madeleine. She performed a costume test and modelled for an early version of Carlotta's portrait, but had to leave the project after becoming pregnant. Apparently the studio wasn't really enthusiastic about Miles and was eager to have Kim Novak, who had been their choice from the start, take over.

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* TheOtherMarty: Creator/AlfredHitchcock said that Creator/VeraMiles was his preferred choice as Madeleine. She performed a costume test and modelled for an early version of Carlotta's portrait, but had to leave the project after becoming pregnant. Apparently the studio wasn't really enthusiastic about Miles anyway and was eager to have Kim Novak, who had been their choice from the start, take over.


* ActorSharedBackground: Judy Barton is a Midwestern girl who moves to California and gets noticed by an older man, who grooms her into portraying a specific look and image. This parallels Kim Novak and her experience working for Harry Cohn at Creator/ColumbiaPictures.

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* ActorSharedBackground: Judy Barton is a Midwestern girl who moves to California and gets noticed by an older man, who grooms her into portraying a specific look and image. This parallels Kim Novak and her experience working for Harry Cohn at Creator/ColumbiaPictures. Judy's hometown of Salina, Kansas is where Novak filmed her StarMakingRole in ''Theatre/{{Picnic}}'' (though that was just a coincidence).

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* ActorSharedBackground: Judy Barton is a Midwestern girl who moves to California and gets noticed by an older man, who grooms her into portraying a specific look and image. This parallels Kim Novak and her experience working for Harry Cohn at Creator/ColumbiaPictures.


* ThoseTwoActors: A dozen years after sharing a memorable scene in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' ("Could I have $17.50?"), James Stewart once again worked with Ellen Corby, who played the desk lady at the [=McKittrick=] Hotel.

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A dozen years after sharing a memorable scene in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' ("Could I have $17.50?"), James Stewart once again worked with Ellen Corby, who played the desk lady at the [=McKittrick=] Hotel.Hotel.
** Stewart and Kim Novak were reunited in ''Film/BellBookAndCandle'' (which Stewart agreed to make for Creator/ColumbiaPictures in exchange for Columbia loaning Novak out for ''Vertigo'').


* TheOtherMarty: Creator/AlfredHitchcock originally cast Creator/VeraMiles as Madeleine. She performed a costume test and modelled for an early version of Carlotta's portrait, but had to leave the project after becoming pregnant.

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* TheOtherMarty: Creator/AlfredHitchcock originally cast said that Creator/VeraMiles was his preferred choice as Madeleine. She performed a costume test and modelled for an early version of Carlotta's portrait, but had to leave the project after becoming pregnant. Apparently the studio wasn't really enthusiastic about Miles and was eager to have Kim Novak, who had been their choice from the start, take over.


** It took a week to film the brief scene of Madeline staring at the painting of Carlotta, just because Hitchcock wanted to get the lighting right. The famous shot of Madeleine's silhouette at Ernie's Restaurant (when Scottie first sees her) was actually a composite of inserts from the original production and reshoots taken long after production had finished because Hitchcock was not entirely satisfied with it.

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** It took a week to film the brief scene of Madeline Madeleine staring at the painting of Carlotta, just because Hitchcock wanted to get the lighting right. The famous shot of Madeleine's silhouette at Ernie's Restaurant (when Scottie first sees her) was actually a composite of inserts from the original production and reshoots taken long after production had finished because Hitchcock was not entirely satisfied with it.



* TheOtherMarty: Creator/AlfredHitchcock originally cast Creator/VeraMiles as Madeline. She performed a costume test and modelled for an early version of Carlotta's portrait, but had to leave the project after becoming pregnant.

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* TheOtherMarty: Creator/AlfredHitchcock originally cast Creator/VeraMiles as Madeline.Madeleine. She performed a costume test and modelled for an early version of Carlotta's portrait, but had to leave the project after becoming pregnant.



* {{Trope Namer|s}}: Hitchcock helped give rise to the term FridgeLogic when admitting that he had no explanation for the scene where Madeline leaves her hotel room without Scottie or the desklady seeing:

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* {{Trope Namer|s}}: Hitchcock helped give rise to the term FridgeLogic when admitting that he had no explanation for the scene where Madeline Madeleine leaves her hotel room without Scottie or the desklady seeing:

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