Titus Techera, who hosts a podcast for the American Cinema Foundation on which he and his guests discuss important films of the past and present, invited me to talk about Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, which turns sixty years old next month, for his latest episode. Our forty-five-minute chat, which I found hugely stimulating, is now available on line. Titus and I went into considerable detail about the film, its legendary cast, the unforgettable score, and—above all—Hitchcock himself. If, like me, you find Vertigo endlessly fascinating and involving, you might want to check out the results.
To listen or download this episode, go here.
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A scene from Vertigo, written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor and starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. The score is by Bernard Herrmann: