Vertigo is a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D’entre les morts by Boileau-Narcejac. The film was shot on location in San Francisco, California, and at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. It is the first film to use the dolly zoom, an in-camera effect that distorts perspective to create disorientation.
About Vertigo (film) in brief
Vertigo is a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D’entre les morts by Boileau-Narcejac. The film was shot on location in San Francisco, California, and at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. It is the first film to use the dolly zoom, an in-camera effect that distorts perspective to create disorientation, to convey Scottie’s acrophobia. Vertigo received mixed reviews upon initial release, but is now often cited as a classic Hitchcock film and one of the defining works of his career. It replaced Citizen Kane as the greatest film ever made in the 2012 British Film Institute’s Sight & Sound critics’ poll. It has appeared repeatedly in polls of the best films by the American Film Institute, including a 2007 ranking as the ninth-greatest American movie of all time. In 1989, Vertigo was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being \”culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant\”. The film is now considered to be one of Hitchcock’s most famous works, along with The Godfather and The Great Gatsby. It was released in the U.S. on November 17, 1958. The movie is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and other formats for the first time in more than 60 years. The soundtrack for the film has been restored to its original 70 mm print and DTS soundtrack, with a new 70mm print of the film and a new DTS-DTS soundtrack.
The original version of this article stated that the film was released on November 16, 1958, but we are happy to clarify that this was the date of the release of the Blu-Ray version of Vertigo. We regret that this is not the case, and we apologise for any confusion that may have been caused by the omission of this information. We are also happy to make clear that the restoration of this film was carried out on the request of the makers of the original version, and that we have no plans to change the film’s release date. We apologise for this error, and are happy that we were able to release the film on November 20, 2008, instead of November 21, 2008. We also apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change in the release date, as well as any possible confusion that this may have caused during the filming of this version of the movie. We would like to make it clear that we do not intend to suggest that the original release date was in any way related to the 1996 restoration of the first version ofVertigo. The sequel, released in 2009, was released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the debut of the Vertigo film, which was released the same day as the first Vertigo release. The second film in the series, The Vertigo Movie, is released on December 21, 2009. The third film in this series is The Vertigos, which is released in 2010.