FILM / 11.20pm / Film4
alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, this psychological thriller was quite unlike anything that had come before it, with its colour-saturated nods to Freud and hypnotically nightmarish soundtrack. James Stewart stars as a most un-james Stewart-like character, an ex-detective paralysed by his fear of heights and burdened by a sickness that sees him unable to shake off the past, to the extent that he remodels girlfriend Kim Novak into the perfect recreation of his dead lover. It’s a nigh-on perfect movie, with every element beautifully realised.
James Stewart and Kim Novak star