Grounding ‘Vertigo’

1958 film sheds light on San Francisco at BAM/PFA showing

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In honor of this famous collaboration between Hitchcock and the Bay Area, the Pacific Film Archive conducted a special screening of the psychological pulse-pounder with a rarely seen, IB tech print that would have been one of the originals seen in multiplexes across the nation when it first premiered.
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Hitchcock on display at the Pacific Film Archive

Imagine the following scenario: A woman goes to take a shower in her room at an isolated roadside motel. Nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that something fishy always seems to happen at those kinds of establishments — especially if there’s a young, naked, single woman involved. Sure
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