In 1996, director Harrison Engle produced a documentary about the making of Hitchcock's classic, Obsessed with Vertigo. When such large portions of re-creation become necessary, then the danger of artistic license by the restorers becomes an issue, and the restorers received some criticism for their re-creation of colors that allegedly did not honor the director's and cinematographer's intentions. The film stars James Stewart as former police detective John "Scottie" Ferguson. Scottie tails Madeleine to Fort Point, and, when she leaps into the bay, he rescues her. Scottie reaches the top, finally conquering his acrophobia. Midge switches the radio off when Scottie enters the room. Vertigo is a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. Contrary to reports that this scene was filmed to meet foreign censorship needs, this tag ending had originally been demanded by Geoffrey Shurlock of the U.S. Production Code Administration, who had noted: "It will, of course, be most important that the indication that Elster will be brought back for trial is sufficiently emphasized. A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies. Judy's room was created, but the green neon of the "Hotel Empire" sign outside is based on the actual hotel's sign (it was replaced when the hotel was renamed). Was this review helpful to you? He watches her enter the McKittrick Hotel, but, upon investigating, she does not seem to be there. The first is wealthy and elegant platinum blonde Madeleine Elster, the wife of his college acquaintance Gavin Elster, who hires John to follow her in Gavin's belief that she may be a danger to herself in thinking that she has recently been possessed by the spirit of Carlotta Valdes, Madeleine's great-grandmother who she knows nothing about, but who Gavin knows committed suicide in being mentally unbalanced when she was twenty-six, Madeleine's current age.  Similarly, Philip K. Scheuer of the Los Angeles Times admired the scenery, but found the plot took "too long to unfold" and felt it "bogs down" in a maze of detail".  Engle first visited the Vertigo shooting locations in the summer of 1958, just months after completion of the film.  Harris and Katz sometimes added extra sound effects to camouflage defects in the old soundtrack ("hisses, pops, and bangs"); in particular they added extra seagull cries and a foghorn to the scene at Cypress Point. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. It is the first film to use the dolly zoom, an in-camera effect that distorts perspective to create disorientation, to convey Scottie's acrophobia.  Although François Truffaut once suggested that D'entre les morts was specifically written for Hitchcock by Boileau and Narcejac, Narcejac subsequently denied that this was their intention. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Gavin reveals Carlotta (who he fears is possessing Madeleine) is Madeleine's great-grandmother, although Madeleine has no knowledge of this and does not remember the places she has visited.  The "special sequence" (Scottie's nightmare sequence) was designed by artist John Ferren, who also created the painting of Carlotta used in the film. The restoration team argued that they did research on the colors used in the original locations, cars, wardrobe, and skin tones. Maybe when a filmmaker of Hitchcock's greatness taps into his own unconscious and reveals himself. A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.