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VERTIGO, The Alternative Ending

When Vertigo was released in Europe in 1958, it contained an ending with an additional scene inserted.  According to most accounts, Hitchcock provided this extended ending in order to satisfy a foreign censorship committee that apparently would not accept onscreen … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Vertigo

In 1997 American Movie Classics produced the original documentary, Obsessed with Vertigo, a fascinating look at the history of the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece and its dazzling 1996 restoration. Two of the films stars, Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes, appear … Continue reading

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James Stewart on Working with Hitchcock, 1984

In this video clip from 1984 –  by way of VintageEuro TV from the Fench cult program “Cinema Cinemas” – actor James Stewart talks about first meeting and later working with Alfred Hitchcock. The interview is in English and begins … Continue reading

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Barbara Bel Geddes

Actress Barbara Bel Geddes was born in New York City in October 1922. Her father was well-known stage designer Norman Bel Geddes. She first appeared on stage at age 10 in her father’s production of Dead End and later became … Continue reading

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Director William Friedkin: Just watch the films of Alfred Hitchcock, that’s all you need to know about how to make films…

William Friedkin, Oscar-winning director of The French Connection, also Oscar-nominated for The Exorcist, considers the magnitude of Alfred Hitchcock and Vertigo in this clip from the American Film Institute: A month-long tribute to Vertigo is in progress now at The … Continue reading

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