What a great movie. This was another movie based on obsession, but this obsession was a lot darker than Portrait of Jennie. The obsession here leads to death. I think it was interesting to see the Madeline/Judy character play out, you could really tell when she was “possessed” by one woman or another. The plot is very similar to Portrait of Jennie when you think about it: both characters in both films are obsessed with each other, both can’t see each other often (in Vertigo she has to pretend she is dead and he has to keep his distance when he is stalking Madeline), and it ends with the girl dying. Only Hitcock decided to do it in a creepier way.

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