1959, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
From the moment Vertigo begins with Saul Bass’ titles and Bernard Herrmann’s masterful score, the viewer is hypnotized as they prepare for the journey ahead. Hitchcock’s story of obsession and murder with its gorgeous technicolor is a true work of art on film. It unfolds like a painting with its beautiful hues that are as essential to the story as its dialogue. James Stewart’s turn as Scottie in this bizarre, against-type role works but it’s Kim Novak who truly stuns.