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Vertigo

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Original title
Vertigo
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Alec Coppel, Samuel Taylor, Maxwell Anderson (Novel: Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac)
Music
Bernard Herrmann
Cinematography
Robert Burks
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Mystery | Psychological Drama. Psychological Thriller. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
San Francisco police detective Scottie Fergusson (James Stewart) develops a fear of heights and is forced to retire when a colleague falls to his death during a chase. An old college friend hires Scottie to watch his wife Madeleine (Kim Novak) who has reportedly become possessed by her ancestor's spirit named Carlotta. Scottie follows her around San Francisco and is drawn to Madeleine and her obsession with death. He unwittingly becomes a figure in a complex plot, and is determined to discover the truth behind it all.
Awards
1958: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Art Direction, Sound
1958: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1958: San Sebastian Film Festival: Best Director (ex-aequo) & Actor (Stewart) (ex-aequo)
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