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Vertigo by Boileau-Narcejac
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Nov 25, 2016

really liked it

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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Olivia "Don't Blame Me I Voted for Hillary" Vertigo sounds like a good book. I saw and enjoyed the movie several years ago. I wonder what book Rear Window was based on. That's my favorite Hitchcock movie.

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Michael Fitzgerald The short story by Cornell Woolrich "It Had to Be Murder" from 1942.

Nicola Mansfield Yes, highly recommend Cornell Woolrich!

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