See Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo in 3 Animated GIFs

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Aug. 10 2012 4:22 PM

Classic Cinema in 3 GIFs: Vertigo

Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in Vertigo
Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in Vertigo.

Still from Vertigo © Paramount Pictures 1958.

Every once in a while we like to pay tribute to a landmark film by encapsulating it in three animated GIFs. For this installment, we’re honoring Vertigo, the 1958 psychological thriller from Alfred Hitchcock that was recently named “the greatest film of all time." (We should warn that there are some major spoilers ahead.)

In the comments, let us know which three GIFs you would have selected, and nominate the film we should take on next.

Vertigo1

Images from Vertigo © Paramount Pictures 1958.

Vertigo2

Images from Vertigo © Paramount Pictures 1958.

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Images from Vertigo © Paramount Pictures 1958.

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