Analysis Of The Film Vertigo

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I got a bit too overzealous with my review; ANYWAY, I found myself really enjoying everything "Vertigo" had to offer to me, only with a few nitpicks here and there. I will be going over some minor events and some plot holes in the movie and some details that I found a little iffy to me, but I 'll try my best to be as vague as literaturally possible, I don 't even know if that’s a real word. It isn 't. "Vertigo" was Directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1958 Starring James Stewart as John (or Johnny) Ferguson, Kim Novak as Madeleine Elster, Tom Helmore as Gavin Elster, and Barbara Bel Geddes as Midge Wood. The story fallows Johnny, a ex-police detective who quit the force after he got his partner killed while in chase of a criminal and blames himself…show more content…
So, let 's start with my favorite thing about "Vertigo" is it 's use of color theory; for example, John is waiting for Madeleine to leave a restaurant, so he can keep a close eye on her. In this scene, pay attention to the main color of the restaurant and Madeleine 's dress; the restaurant is mainly red, while Madeleine is wearing mostly green, and in this scene it establishes a connection from Madeleine and Johnny, so it helps drive it in that she is different from everyone else because it helps that everyone else is ether wearing black or white but also that she is wearing green which is red 's compliment, so she is going to be the main thing that will draw in the frame, but also drives home her weirdness later on; it 's a definite improvement from "Citizen Kane" which had no color, so it’s a great change for me. With the rest of the movie, I really enjoyed it, I love the settings, the directing style, and the supporting actors in it too; along with some twists here and there that actually caught me by surprise; I think it was all done greatly. But, I do have a few nitpicks with some scenes and some of the pacing. First, with the first third being SO SLOW! I was waiting for the main plot to kick in for so long, the first scene with Midge feels so drawn out and slow but when Johnny meets up with Gavin,…show more content…
This movie is for those type of people who are feeling bored and wants to be entertained, you will like it. This is a pg, there isn 't any swearing and there is only some semblance of death that you will have to explain to your kids, but all in all, it 's safe. I will give "Vertigo" 9 mental disorders out of 10. Have a Good
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