Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock, Amy Vertigo discussed on Unspooled

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Which is the, the chronic picking skin. And I'm thinking of a mid late nineties, Winona Ryder as a star. I think the Hitchcock's much should be made is based on crop gras disease where you think everyday objects have been replaced by imposter objects? One man has a secret and those in power can't hold him down because quite frankly he flails around too much Jimmy Stewart stars, and Alfred Hitchcock's. Restless legs syndrome. Okay. I totally totally freaked out by dramatic mania that I cannot handle that, also, by the way, speaking of strange videos, I'm kind of mad that this was introduced to me. But have you guys heard of trip to phobia, because that is one that I did not know of somebody told me about it. I googled it. I wish I did not Google it. Because now I'm wondering if I have it don't look trip to phobia, whatever you do have a Fuyu of googling the word trip to phobia. And if you do, please don't victors, who know let's welcome, somebody back into the studio who I have no phobias about whatsoever. Is the world's greatest go host both here. The years nineteen fifty eight the top song is at the hop. Bye, Danny, and the juniors superglue was invented the price of postage stamp is only four cents. President Dwight Eisenhower signs, the national 'aeronautics and space at creating NASA. It's a big year for space with the US launching its first ever satellite explorer, one, fourteen year old, Bobby Fisher wins the United States chess championships, big movies include South Pacific, auntie mame. And of course, today's film, vertigo, rated number nine, and the af is two thousand and seven list up a whopping fifty two points from the nineteen ninety seven list where it was rated at number sixty one Amy vertigo who's in. It wasn't about already. It is directed by Alfred Hitchcock. And it is about I police detective his name. Scotty he's played by James Stewart, who's in several times, unless this before James Stewart is disgrace, because he was on a regular mission helping his police cut buddy. Chase a criminal. He realized he had vertigo. Nearly fell from roof. His buddy died trying to rescue him. And now in the trauma of this, he's hired by an old college friend to stock the college fans wife. The vengeance says my wife has this thing she disappears. She goes inside her head, I think she's haunted from this woman in the past named Carlotta Valdes from vintage San Francisco, history, and lore. He follows the wife he falls in love with the wife, the wife dies, and then the wife comes back in the form of one of the exact same face don't done. And that is Kim Novak in a dual role, and it's interesting because the film vertigo is often blamed for creating or popularizing the misconception that vertigo means a fear of heights and actually means a sensation of whirling and loss of balance, and that's often associated with looking down from a great height. So Hitchcock is presenting it the right way. But I think people just assume that vertigo is a fear fights, anyway, a little, little background on vertigo the disorder for you, do you want to know, over Jek title this title did not make it very far at all. But it was a title. That screenwriter Taylor. The thirds kicked around Hitchcock, or at least just blurted out once to lay a ghost. Wait is a joke. Probably. Oh my God. They did say to lay a ghost. To lay a ghost. I love it. I love it. I love it to catch a thief goes, do you have? I don't have vertigo. Do you know I don't know? I mean I have I like I like heights, actually, but I did I took a trapeze class once and I learned that what I cannot do is jump from a tall thing. Why would you want to write like I can't jump off a platform, but I can stare down forever. There's something about like not being in control of being at the top that I can't, I hate slides. It's the same thing I love slides, where I get the feeling the most the fear of heights. The most is an I can only kind of politics one location. But in Las Vegas at the pump so tell they have like a skylight in a bar that shoots down to the ground. So it's a a floor light essentially. So when you're standing over it, you're just hovering in the air, and I get nervous when I stand on it. I I'm tempting fate. I don't like it. I don't like standing on that clear glass. Tile. Like, why am I tempted fate here? Zip lines. Oh, yeah. Do that. I'm just picturing, you and famous getting like the vertigo zoom in zoom out crazy camera effect that Hitchcock came up with getting that, while looking down at, like just some dudes beer. Let's talk about that technique that he uses to create the sensation of vertigo. Right. This is this Dali's zoom where you're basically dulling out zooming in at the same time. So the cameras physically moving away from a subject while simultaneously zooming in. You've actually saw it in jaws as well. But the second is at least to me, yeah, right? I mean like brody's face was like. It's like it's really intense. And, you know, a lot of people give that a to Hitchcock for creating that. But it wasn't actually him people say it was actually this second unit. Cameraman Erwin Roberts who created that. So little, you know, little just do for Irwin Irwin. We wouldn't have that awesome in Jonah's without you. I remember going on the universal tour and like watching, how they created this effect back when I was a kid. It was so cool, too many people and we talked about this a little bit last week. This is their favorite movie of all time on the sight and sound list after years of kind of steadily moving up the charts it overtook citizen Kane, you know, and it's viewed by many people as Hitchcock's masterpieces best work. Yeah. I mean this film it came out in fifty eight. I don't even think it made it on the site and sound list until the eighties. And then it steadily climbed up. And, you know, a couple of the site in San inside is split their list into two groups, the critics list and the directors listed in critics vote. And directors vote. It might you. This isn't even a ton of people like I think vertigo is on the number one list was like a grand total of one hundred ninety one votes. That's ninety one votes. And that's on the critics list. It's not actually number one on the director's list its critics who love this movie. It's ridiculous talking about this movie and its critics who came to this movie much, much much later, after it came out, is interesting. Like I know we're going to do reviews the end. But I will it's not spoiler to say like when this movie came out people are like it's okay, little goofy. I don't know. It's fine. Hitchcock was embarrassed by this film. It was a flop when it came out, and he pulled it from circulation. It was only kind of put back into the world in nineteen Ninety-three after he had died, his family, put it back out there. And that's where this film kind of had a second life. It's almost like a Disney gaming of the system when they were like we're gonna hide Bambi you're gonna really want Bambi. Yeah. And then it comes back out because when you read people talk about vertigo almost nobody can talk about vertigo without talking. About either the rediscovery of it or then the restoration of it, they did in the nineties, like, but it's smart because this film took on this mythology. I mean this film is a myth and then it took on this extra methology around it. And I think a lot of why people love it. So much is maybe not even because it's the best Hitchcock. But it might be the most Hitchcock where like his career ended we saw the entire body of work. He made we saw of fixations. We saw all of his obsessions, we really knew how he treated actresses after this, because this comes out before psycho Hitchcock's career is done, and then you dig through everything. And you're like this one vertigo this has him with women this as him as controlling this has his sort of like a vodka. Tive nece. This has the way that he loves to put audiences in a spell. You know, this is a film that is so different from citizen Kane as many ways, because I think of citizen Kane as perfect, and it gives it isn't Kane, as like this flawless, magical clock where everything is in place in everything ticks, everything is beautiful and everything. Is smart. And all the dialogue is great vertigo is something different. It's like this, like, maddening strange. I don't know why am I had the image is like it's like if you had a peanut butter sandwich with bananas, and bacon, and you're like this shouldn't work, but it works and you're like conflicted. And you keep eating the sandwich. Yeah. Well, I was thinking about this as well. It feels to me like a Kubrick film, in the sense that it's really pushing a boundary here. I feel like an it's an adult movie. It's showing a protagonist that we now come to recognize as normal. And a to go to the most often use example, the Walter white example, the flawed hero, the anti hero, I mean, Jimmy Stewart, and this movie is not the Jimmy Stewart that we know from other films that we've seen in this list, he's a very flawed damaged character I leave and say this movie he's not even an anti hero. But this movie is anti hero. Yeah. Has it opens not only with him not doing a heraldic act by like falling off of the? Alka near nearly flying off the balcony, letting a criminal go free. The actual hero in that scene. The cop who goes to rescue him dies like the hero dies at the very beginning of the movie about who could have the criminal was like, I'm going to save my friend doesn't work. Here was his dead minute to Elba with the film opens from the black and white titles into color into these, this really provocative image of this woman's face in the into her I, which I was trying to mimic last night after I watch keeping your eye open that long without blinking tried to find some sort of fact on, whoever that woman was that wasn't Kim Novak while you're doing that in the mirror, I was doing it to myself, I knew him my I can blink. But I love that because he's asking you to study this face like look at this face. Look at a woman's face. And when you look at her lips like that you start to think like, are those the lips of Aligarh like where we going with this? When you look at her, I and he starts going to widening in vertigo that word vertigo just comes out of the pupil, and he'd go into this spiral other spiral. That's other spiral. And by the way, I acting. Yeah. It's like this shot in, in psycho, at the end where like you see. Mary rain dead. And then the cameras spirals over, I it spirals out like he loves pupils wonder that idea like, you know, the eyes are the window to the soul and inside you're looking in. Is that is devoid of a soul? Vertigo you keeping in this building doesn't have windows. And if it did people would still be alive. I mean, this movie is a lot about faces in a lot about silence in an away, I kind of believe this is like Hitchcock's version of a silent film for the first hour and thirty minutes. There is very little dialogue besides the opening scene and the scene in the boat yard. It's a lot of Jimmy Stewart, fouling Kim Novak and watching him watch her and in a way you're getting put into his POV kind of just becoming obsessed with an image, not the person the image of the person, and the making eye contact Kim Novak is ever. It's just him driving and music. And her walking Bernard Hermann score. Fantastic. Little similar to psycho, inspired by Tristan Isolde. Am I pronouncing it? Right. I don't know. But you don't need much dialogue to know what's going on. No, it facts. I was gonna talk. This guy talk about it now, this is the perfect time, there's this movie that came out last year called the green fog, have you heard about it? Oh, okay. There's this, experimental Canadian director that I've been obsessed with ever since I moved to L A, and heard about him. He news of him did not make it wasn't Oklahoma. His name is guy Madden. Oh, actually gave him an award for this movie. That green fog this year. It laughter. It's kind of complicated to explain. It's a remake of vertigo. However, it's a remake of vertigo made from footage of other movies shot in San Francisco. Chuck Norris movies, all sorts of movies, all these movies out of San Francisco. As a backdrop assembled into being the arc of vertigo the men, the meetings, the woman, the following the murder mystery, the depression, Chuck Norris, is in the depression montage, and what guy Madden and Evan Engalnd. Johnson has like two co directors do is they just assemble it based on mood and music. They cut out all the dialogue. There's almost no dialogue in the entire movie except the music carries you through you know, vertigo is. And they just have this music, have this imagery, the characters change from state missing because offered by different people. And yet it somehow is vertigo because this is a movie that exists, sort of, in a mythic gigantic emotional mood, board, state, without needing dialogue, you know. So you talking about it as a silent film is exactly right. And that's exactly what guy met did here like here, here's this. This is one of the only lines of dialogue in the entire film. It's a woman at a restaurant, sitting with her friend, and he just keeps cutting every time everybody opens their mouth. So it's a mix of music and just breath. And then this one. Go

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