Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) starts with a disembodied close-up of a woman’s face that moves up to her eye, while Bernard Herrmann’s score begins its moody and compulsive circular rising-and-falling motif – immediately haunting and troubled.
The San Francisco Symphony is offering readers of EatDrinkFilms chances to win pairs of passes to the Saturday, February 13, 8pm showing of Vertigo with the Bernard Herrmann score performed live at Davies Hall in San Francisco.
Arrive at 7 p.m. to hear Kim Novak in conversation with arts journalist Steve Winn.
François Truffaut’s many hour of interviews with the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock resulted in a book that influenced several generations of filmmakers. It helped film lovers understand the language of cinema as Truffaut integrated images with their discussions in a truly special collaboration. Continue reading