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Obsessed with Vertigo (1997)

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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Harrison Engle
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Cast overview:
Roddy McDowall ... Narrator (voice)
Robert A. Harris Robert A. Harris ... Himself - 'Vertigo' Restorer
James C. Katz ... Himself - 'Vertigo' Restoration Producer
Martin Scorsese ... Himself
Patricia Hitchcock ... Herself (as Pat Hitchcock)
Herbert Coleman Herbert Coleman ... Himself
Samuel A. Taylor Samuel A. Taylor ... Himself (as Samuel Taylor)
C.O. Erickson ... Himself (as C.O. 'Doc' Erickson)
Peggy Robertson Peggy Robertson ... Herself
Kim Novak ... Herself
Barbara Bel Geddes ... Herself
June Van Dyke June Van Dyke ... Herself
Henry Bumstead Henry Bumstead ... Himself
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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 magnetic84See 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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