Nicola Mansfield's Reviews > Vertigo
Nicola Mansfield's review
Nov 25, 2016
I've been getting around to reading some of the novels and stories that Hitchcock based his movies on. I've seen "Vertigo" starring Jimmy Stewart a couple of times but it isn't one I know too well. Going into the book I was looking forward to the big Vertigo scene in the church tower. I vaguely remembered the plot but did know what the big reveal was. The book is divided into essentially two parts: the before and the after of the big event which happened at exactly 50% on my kindle. The first half is slow and rather dull while the second half is obsessive and frenzied. None of the characters are to be liked and I was surprised at how close the movie had followed the book. I'll now have to rewatch Hitchcock's version with this still fresh in my mind.
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November 25, 2016 – Shelved
November 25, 2016 – Finished Reading