Page to Screen: Vertigo (1958)

Vertigo
based on D’entre les morts by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac

As you can imagine, my film class introduced me to the the supposed greats of cinema—y’all know how I feel about the label “classics”? Yeah, imagine that backed up by the American Film Institute rather than Western academia and you’ll get a sense of how I feel about that. While I’m glad I watched these films for my cinematic education, sometimes I just have to remind myself that it’s okay not to agree with people who have more experience in the field than you know. It’s art, man—everybody’s opinion is, in its own way, right.

So, um, we watched Vertigo and I didn’t like it.

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