Tue 29 Jan – VERTIGO film screening by The White Bus @ LCC
A classic Hitchcock’s film is screened at the Leigh Community Centre next week.
122mins : 1958 : Certificate ‘PG’
Leigh Community Centre : 7.30pm : £6.00
Recently voted ‘Best Film of all Time’ in the British Film Institute’s annual poll of movie critics, this ‘late Hitchcock’ classic leads the viewer in a deliciously complex web of deception and deceit. James Stewart has never been better as the retired cop hired to follow a friend’s suicidal wife. Due to his vertigo he is unable to prevent her falling to her death, but months later he becomes obsessed with an enigmatic blonde who bears an uncanny resemblance to the dead woman, and he sets about moulding her into a likeness of the lady he couldn’t save.
Kim Novak, as the doomed wife, gives her greatest performance, while James Stewart presents a disturbingly dark and multi-layered characterisation. The glistening San Francisco locations provide a dream-like quality to what is undoubtedly one of the most painful depictions of romantic fatalism in all of cinema.
Hitchcock’s most mesmerising and accomplished film San Francisco Chronicle
Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Washington Post
Cafe Valise Bar opens 6pm.
Tickets available in advance from Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 1SP (tel: 01702 477248) or on the door.