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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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They Should all be this Way
10 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

This short documentary about the 1996 reconstruction and restoration of Vertigo is definitely worth the view. It was originally aired on AMC, but is now included on the DVD and special edition VHS of Vertigo. The documentary has interviews with behind the scenes people from both the 1958 movie and the restoration, Hitch's daughter and a couple people from the cast are also interviewed. Many clips from the movie are shown and we follow Vertigo as it transforms from its working titles of "The Walking Dead" and "Listen Darkling" into the 1958 Vertigo and then as it transforms into a 70mm 1996 Vertigo. It is very good, but alas it could have been a little better. Still, I wish all of Hitch's movies came with a little history/crib note like this.

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