Category Horror

Vertigo

Vertigo is a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D’entre les morts (From Among the Dead) by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor.

After a rooftop chase, where his fear of heights and vertigo result in the death of a policeman, San Francisco detective John “Scottie” Ferguson played by James Stewart retires. Scottie tries to conquer his fear, but his friend and ex-fiancée Midge Wood  says that another severe emotional shock may be the only cure.

VertigoAn acquaintance from college, Gavin Elster, asks Scottie to follow his wife, Madeleine, played by Kim Novak, claiming that she is in some sort of danger...

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The Birds

The BirdsIn The Birds, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), plays a young socialite known for rather racy behavior and playing pranks, meets lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco bird shop. He wants to purchase a pair of lovebirds for his sister’s eleventh birthday, but the shop has none. He had seen her in court once before when her recklessness resulted in the breaking of a plate-glass window, but she does not know him; attracted, he plays a prank by pretending to mistake her for a salesperson. She is infuriated when she discovers this, even though she also likes to play practical jokes. Then, intrigued by his veiled advance, she finds his weekend address in Bodega Bay, purchases a pair of lovebirds, and makes the long drive to deliver them. Discovering he is not there, she leaves the birds inside the Brenner family home, with a note...

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