This remains Hitchcock’s most palpably perverse picture with all kinds of strangeness we never quite grasp—like the last image of a nun tolling the bells of the mission tower as Judy plunges to her doom. Hitchcock pioneers the narrative bait-and-switch that drives many contemporary thrillers, by offering at first the chintzy ghost story yarn of is-she-or-isn’t-she-possessed Madeleine, only to deflower the story and reveal a deeper psychological tale of disguise and desire.
Hitchcock says it’s his most personal film. “Alfred Hitchcock”s “Vertigo” is an artistic triumph for the master of mystery,” says the New York Daily News.
Thur. Jan. 9 7 pm. Tickets $8 adults