1958. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With James Stewart, Kim Novak. 128 min.
A former police detective, driven to early retirement by an incident that left him with a paralyzing fear of heights, is hired as a P.I. to follow a friend’s wife, who has been behaving abnormally. Hitchcock spins a dizzying whirlpool of storytelling magic, slowly revealing bits and pieces of the psychological obsession at the film’s beating heart.
1955. USA. Dir: Anthony Mann. With James Stewart. 103 min. 35mm print.
Stewart comes to the West with a mission and a mule train – and he leaves with a bullet in the hand. Shakespearean tragedy and psychological subtlety typify this crowning CinemaScope Western from Mann (Winchester ’73), whose eye for clarity, depth, and the grandeur of the landscape is without limit.
Katie McConnell ’13 wants you to come out and join the Film Hall Ballers for a sick screening this weekend. Film Hall will be screening Alfred Hitchcock’s ’58 classic, Vertigo. And I know what you’re thinking, “But, It’s a Wonderful Life is my favorite James Stewart movie.” And while I’d agree with you, Vertigo is still a pretty great movie. So, head over toFilm Hall (basement of Nics 6) tomorrow night at8:00to join in on the fun.