SPOILER Episode 16: Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958)
Written by lincoln on 15th July 2016
“I’m not gonna crack up”
This week we’re watching Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller Vertigo starring Kim Novak and James Stewart.
Hitchcock virgin Paul is confused by the appearance of Gavin Estler from BBC News 24, Andy reveals that Hitchcock was forced to shoot a rubbish alternate ending which thankfully was never used, and the team consider whether the whole thing could have been avoided if the creepy Nuns had just kept the bell tower door locked.
Meanwhile, Rachael lasts a whole 3 minutes before mentioning the soundtrack, which leads her to take a closer look at the work of composer Bernard Herrmann, including his famous score for Hitchcock’s Psycho. And Hitchcock fan Andy investigates the Director’s penchant for making cameos in his movies.
This week’s scale: “Vertigo” the movie or “Vertigo” the 2004 U2 song that represents the modern shame of a once great band who used to pay their taxes