Vertigo Isn’t THAT Great

I don’t think Vertigo is deserving of such praise to be called the best movie ever made. The protagonist wasn’t very likable and the driving shots were painfully boring. Overall, it was still a good film, but not the best. The article I found shows other lists than the Critics’ Top Ten films (where Vertigo reigns above all), such as Directors’ Top Ten. The critic list is the only one to put Vertigo so high up. Of all of Hitchcock’s films, something like PsychoThe Birds, or North by Northwest comes to mind when thinking of what his ‘masterpiece’ should be. Being from my generation, my list of the Top Ten Greatest Films would likely, include Die Hard and Halloween, but I can see how critics seem to favor older movies like fine wines in their construction of these lists. Everything seems better in the past.

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