Jaime’s Film Diary: March 15, 2020

As expected, I’ve been keeping my Letterboxd up to date – so here’s yet another update for here in regards to what I have been watching as of late.

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Vertigo – Review

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Everyone’s said it before, and maybe worded it better, but Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo is great. Alfred Hitchcock, otherwise known as the “master of suspense” especially among fans, finds himself at grasp with a story about past demons and their effects upon the human mind with Vertigo and what is presented may very well be the director’s finest achievement yet, combining the many filmmaker’s own obsessions (voyeurism, romance, MacGuffin) into one product – something so overwhelming for the senses coming down to Hitchcock’s placement of his viewers within his protagonist’s point of view. This sort of brilliance exposes classic Hollywood at one of its very highest points for it still remains unchallenged even today. Vertigo embodies all the good qualities of a mystery, but there’s much more behind it that makes it one of the most compelling, and therefore, one of the most beautiful films ever made. Continue reading →