Posts Tagged ‘vertigo’

Antonio Banderas (Robert Ledgard), Elena Anaya (Vera). Screenplay by Pedro Almodóvar. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Rating: 15. Running time: 117 minutes. If there’s a single theme that ties the young Pedro to the celebrated auteur we have today, it’s undoubtedly the sexual insanity that infiltrates his early, mad comedies and travels right through to the […]

James Stewart (John ‘Scottie’ Ferguson), Kim Novak (Madeleine Elster). Screenplay by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Rating: PG. Running time: 128 minutes. Hitchcock, more than any other auteur, likes to take his time developing plots. Think of those drawn out, detailed montages in Rear Window of James Stewart pointing his […]

Diane Keaton (Carol Lipton), Woody Allen (Larry Lipton). Directed by Woody Allen. Screenplay by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman. Rating: PG. Running time: 104 minutes. What a delightful comedy. I really can’t think of a Woody Allen film that’s made me laugh quite as much as Manhattan Murder Mystery. It appears on its surface to […]