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Vertigo (the 1958 movie)

Alfred Hitchcock was famous for directing films of the suspense/horror genre.  One of his most famous movies was the 1958 thriller, Vertigo.  This motion picture concerned a detective with a fear of heights who grew to love a lady who then jumped or fell to her death.  After this happened, he met another woman who eerily resembled the first doomed one.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Hitchcock, Alfred (Subject)
  • Vertigo (Title)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PN1997 .A1 A39
  • PN1998.3 .H58

Circulating Books and Films  –  A Selected List

  • Bellour, Raymond. The Analysis of Film. 2000.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 B4513 2000
  • Conrad, Peter. The Hitchcock Murders. 2000.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 C66 2000
  • Freedman, Jonathan (Ed.). Hitchcock’s America. 1999.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 H575 1999
  • Hitchcock, Alfred (Director). Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection. 2005.
    • Call Number: PN1997 .A1 A39 2005 Discs 5-8 (DVD – Includes Vertigo)
  • Hitchcock, Alfred (Director). Vertigo. 1958, 1998.
    • Call Number: DVD PN1997.85 .V47 1998 (Non-Circulating – In Audio-Visual Department)  
  • Krohn, Bill. Hitchcock at Work. 2000.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 K76 2000
  • Spoto, Donald. The Art of Alfred Hitchcock. 1992.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 S68 1992
  • Walker, Michael. Hitchcock’s Motifs. 2005.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 W36 2005
  • Wood, Robin. Hitchcock’s Films Revisited. 1989.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 W66 1989

Reference Materials

  • Blockbusters: A Reference Guide to Film Genres.Call Number: REF PN1995 .G663 2006
    • Pgs. 49, 214, 221
  • The Encyclopedia of Alfred Hitchcock. Call Number: REF PN1998.3 .H58 L45 2002
    • Pgs. 355-357
  • International Dictionary of Films/Filmmakers (2nd Ed.).Call Number: REF PN1997.8 .I58 V. 1
    • Vol. 1, pgs. 948-950
  • Magill’s Survey of Cinema:English Language Films(2nd Series).  - Call Number: REF PN1995 .M3 1981 V. 6
    • Vol. 6, pgs. 2612-2615
  • The Motion Picture Guide.Call Number: REF PN1995 .N346 1985 V.8
    • Vol. 8, pgs. 3675-3676

Electronic Databases  

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Film & Television Literature Index
  • Humanities Full Text
  • JSTOR
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

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