The Restoration of “Vertigo”

The trailer for the 1996 restoration of Vertigo.

Title

“Some Bald Assertion by an Ignorant and Badly Educated Frenchman”: Technology, Criticism and the “Restoration” of Vertigo (1958)

Reference

The Moving Image, vol. 4, no. 1 (Spring 2004), pp. 130-141.

Abstract

This article examines the response by critics and academics to the 1996 restoration and rerelease of Vertigo (US, 1958, dir. Alfred Hitchcock). I argue that this response illustrates the extent to which humanitites scholars display a lack of understanding of the nature and extent to which technical intervention by archivists affects the aesthetic qualities of a film, and that this lack of understanding undermines many of the resulting critical judgments.

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