A documentary about the making and restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece "Vertigo". Narrated by Roddy McDowall, with behind-the-scenes talk from Barbara Bel Geddes, Henry Bumstead, ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette ... See full summary »

Director: Craig McCall
Stars: Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote
The Trouble with Marnie (TV Movie 2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This hour long documentary on the making of Alfred Hitchcock's "Marnie" incorporates the usual melange of contemporary interviews with surviving participants and liberal helpings of film ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Bouzereau
Stars: Tippi Hedren, Diane Baker, Louise Latham
'Torn Curtain' Rising (Video 2000)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This documentary is a narrated account of the making of Alfred Hitchcock's film, Torn Curtain (1966). Much of this documentary focuses on the difficulties of making the film, and of course, how it all came together in the end.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau
Stars: Trev Broudy
The Making of 'Psycho' (Video 1997)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A retrospective on the entire movie, from start to finish. There are interviews with many of the principle cast and crew (including Janet Leigh and Joseph Stefano), who all talk openly and ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Bouzereau
Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Peggy Robertson, Clive Barker
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking 2001: A Space Odyssey opened the door to all the films and filmmakers who followed it. Through interviews with directors such as George Lucas, Steven ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva
Stars: George Lucas, Caleb Deschanel, Dennis Muren
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

For over five decades, Edith Head's costumes helped define not only the style of Hollywood movies, but fashion itself. This documentary examines this celebrated costume designer's long and ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva
Stars: Ruth E. Carter, David Chierichetti, Guillermo del Toro
Saul Bass: Title Champ (Video 2008)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Set to a bebop jazz beat, this documentary brings to life the extraordinary work of graphic designer Saul Bass, whose groundbreaking title sequences for Hitchcock's films transformed the ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva
Stars: Kyle Cooper, Guillermo del Toro, Pat Kirkham
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

No director-composer collaboration has been more seminal to motion pictures than the partnership of Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann. In this documentary we examine the long and ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva
Stars: Nathan Barr, Joe Carnahan, John Carpenter
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Few people outside the director's inner circle knew that Alfred Hitchcock's chief collaborator throughout his career was his wife and muse, Alma Reville Hitchcock. Through interviews with ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva
Stars: Patricia Hitchcock, Donald Spoto, David Sterritt
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Laurent Bouzereau
Stars: Norman Lloyd, Robert F. Boyle, Patricia Hitchcock
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This is a documentary about the making of Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943).

Director: Laurent Bouzereau
Stars: Peter Bogdanovich, Robert F. Boyle, Hume Cronyn
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Herself
Henry Bumstead ...
Himself
Herbert Coleman ...
Himself
C.O. Erickson ...
Himself
...
Police Officer (archive footage)
Robert A. Harris ...
Himself
...
Gavin Elster (archive footage)
...
Herself (as Pat Hitchcock)
James C. Katz ...
Himself
...
Himself (Narrator) (voice)
...
Herself
Peggy Robertson ...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Samuel A. Taylor ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

A documentary about the making and restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece "Vertigo". Narrated by Roddy McDowall, with behind-the-scenes talk from Barbara Bel Geddes, Henry Bumstead, Robert A. Harris, Patricia Hitchcock, James C. Katz, Kim Novak, Peggy Robertson and Martin Scorsese. Brings fresh perspective, not just to the film and the director, but to the Fifties Hollywood as well. Written by filmfactsman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Vertigo (1958) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fascinating restoration and behind-the-scenes gossip...
21 January 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Chronicling the restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's masterwork "Vertigo", we get background information and amazing behind-the-scenes photographs and gossip about one of the greatest films ever made. I loved getting to see those rare pics of Hitch in San Francisco, and that original cover of the French novel "D'entre les Morts", upon which "Vertigo" is based, is stunning (try finding that in a pinch!). Roddy McDowall narrates in his inimitable, non show-offy way. The quick interviews with Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes and others are very enjoyable. Perfect for whetting the palate for a "Vertigo" viewing, so put them both on (this one first) for a stylish, informative evening.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Obsessed with Vertigo (1997) mmcgarry-1
Discuss Obsessed with Vertigo (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?