Vertigo, Then and Now
April 5, 2003 9:01 PM   Subscribe

Vertigo then and now is a collection of pictures from Vertigo, then and now. [via Scrubbles]
posted by y10k (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
[this is good] way good. Hitchcock, History, Frisco! What's not to love??
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:08 PM on April 5, 2003

Beautiful, y10k. Vertigo would be one of my favourite films if only I could get over its beauty and actually see it once, instead of just watching, transfixed.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:37 PM on April 5, 2003

Awesome link. I love this 'then and now' stuff. Thanks y10k.
posted by AstroGuy at 9:37 PM on April 5, 2003

Way cool. Truly the most beautiful city I've ever had the privilege of seeing, and being to see it through different "lenses" via this site just proves that The City's beauty is timeless.
posted by davidmsc at 9:38 PM on April 5, 2003


Thanks y10k. Wonderful find.

My favorite movie of all time + my favorite city of all time = enjoyable self-conducted Vertigo walking tours.
posted by Dunvegan at 10:06 PM on April 5, 2003

Very cool, y10k. I'd love to see the same thing for most of his movies -- they usually have such a strong sense of place. *cues up "To Catch A Thief"*
posted by Vidiot at 10:15 PM on April 5, 2003

Oh, and WolfDaddy, in deference to the ghost of Emperor Norton I... please never, ever call it Frisco!
posted by Dunvegan at 10:19 PM on April 5, 2003

Thank you for this post! So very cool.
posted by jonson at 10:22 PM on April 5, 2003

Funny you should mention "To Catch a Thief", Vidiot... Here, from the indispensable MacGuffin website, is the kind of wonderfully pretentious conjecture that Vertigo has always inspired. And what's still the classic Hitch website - whatever you do, don't be put off by its lousy appearance!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:27 PM on April 5, 2003

ooooh, Hitch websites! Now I can be consoled in my insomnia!
posted by Vidiot at 11:24 PM on April 5, 2003

by the way, rephotography is fascinating. I've been interested in the idea ever since reading Stewart Brand's truly excellent How Buildings Learn, in which he studies how buildings and their uses change over time.
posted by Vidiot at 11:45 PM on April 5, 2003

There's a whole book on Hitchcock's Bay Area films--"Footsteps in the Fog"-- published earlier this year. Quite a nice look at the "then" and "now" of the Bay Area locations of many Hitchcock films.
posted by paddbear at 7:33 AM on April 6, 2003

I've never been to SF, but Vertigo is one of my favorite movies, and I absolutely love this kind of then-and-now comparison, especially when done with this level of attention to angle and detail. In short, thank you, y10k!
posted by languagehat at 9:07 AM on April 6, 2003

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