Film - Feature | February 22 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
With a lecture from David Thomson
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore,
A radical meditation on mans obsession with illusion, Vertigo reflects back on itself as cinema and as a sadly ironic view of romantic love in the fifties. James Stewart was never less romantic than in this film; his urgency is frightening and compelling. Formally, and in its deeply felt expression of the ultimate love triangleman, woman, and deaththis is Hitchcocks most poetic film. As Marilyn Fabe wrote, The heros simultaneous desire and dread are given brilliant and haunting visual expression through the ambivalent camera movementsespecially the combination of forward zooms and reverse tracking shots.
- Judy Bloch
Special admission applies: General admission: $13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50