Archive for tag: Vertigo

Oscars oversights

16 January, 2013 (18:32) | by Richard T. Jameson, Essays | By: Richard T. Jameson

Everybody gets to gripe about the Academy Awards. Sometimes it’s a matter of “How could you nominate that mess for anything but oblivion?” Sometimes it’s disbelief at a great performance or great camerawork being passed over to reward something not-necessarily-bad but not nearly as good. Then there are the compensation awards — giving somebody an […]

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Death and the Detective: Vertigo Revisited

1 December, 2010 (16:54) | Alfred Hitchcock, by Robert C. Cumbow, Essays | By: Robert C. Cumbow

Once upon a time an 11-year-old boy went to see the new Hitchcock movie. He came home crying, and didn’t understand why. Fifty-two years later, he thinks he knows. Scotty Ferguson, recovering from the suicide of Madeline Elster, and from his guilt at having failed to prevent it, quite casually encounters on a San Francisco […]

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Keeping Score – Scary Music: the Sequel

13 February, 2009 (00:04) | by Robert C. Cumbow, Film music, Horror | By: Robert C. Cumbow

For last Halloween, I offered a list of 13 movie scores that I believe stand out as landmarks in the in the history of scary movie music. I got some comments from a few readers who were disappointed that some of their own favorite fright film scores and composers weren’t represented. Well, there’s a lot […]

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“A once in a lifetime project” – Bob O’Neil on restoring and revising “Touch of Evil”

6 October, 2008 (19:13) | by Sean Axmaker, Interviews, Orson Welles | By: Sean Axmaker

Bob O’Neil was the head of film preservation and restoration at Universal in 1988. His job was to evaluate to all the materials Universal held in its film library and oversee the repair and restoration of elements for new prints and home video releases, everything from Hitchcock classics to Abbot and Costello movies to film […]

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