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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 »

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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

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Could the restorers be any less interesting?
11 August 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This documentary is incredibly informative, both about the movie Vertigo and the restoration in 1996. Two small complaints:

  • The restorers are some of the most unitnteresting people on the face of


the earth.
  • The use of the spiral effect in the opening sequence of the documentary


is just way too cheap of a rip-off of the original movie. It was not necessary at all. All those small things a side, this is required viewing for any Hitchcock buff or any lover of movies.


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