22 July 2013

Day 22: The Film You Should Like, But Don't

Day 22 of the 31 Day Film Challenge: The film you should like, but don’t.

This one is probably going to come as a shock to some, especially as it's often cited as the best film ever made, but I don’t care for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958). Even though Hitchcock is one of my favourite directors and it’s set in San Francisco, I’ve never warmed to the film. For starters, I just don’t like Scottie (Jimmy Stewart) and his obsession with Madeline and subsequent treatment of Judy (both played by Kim Novak). Nor do I like the story's twist—a story about a woman who may be haunted by a dead woman turns out to be a con job. It feels, in a way, as if the audience is cheated. Sorry, folks. I’ll take any other Hitchcock film instead.

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