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Quotations from Vertigo

Vertigo is a mystery romance drama film about a retired San Francisco detective who is suffering from acrophobia but is employed by an old friend to investigate his wife's mysterious activities. After some suspicious behavior, the detective witnesses the woman's death. After a period of time, he meets a woman who reminds her of him, but with different hair and different clothing. After some convincing, he starts to dress like her. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Barbara Bel Geddes.

Vertigo was nominated for two Oscar awards, including Best Art Direction. This film is often seen as one of the greatest suspense movies of all time. Below are some great quotes from Vertigo.

Officer on rooftop: Give me your hand. Give me your hand.

Gavin Elster: Scottie, do you believe that someone out of the past - someone dead - can enter and take possession of a living being?

Madeleine: Here I was born, and there I died. It was only a moment for you; you took no notice.

Judy: If I let you change me, will that do it? If I do what you tell me, will you love me?
Scottie: Yes. Yes.
Judy: All right. All right then, I'll do it. I don't care anymore about me.

Gavin Elster: [to Scottie] There's no way for them to understand. You and I know who killed Madeleine.

Madeleine: There is something I must do, there is something I must do.
Scottie: There is nothing you must do. There is nothing you must do.

Scottie: [to Judy, after being taken to the scene of Madeline's death] No, no. I have to tell you about Madeleine now. Right there.
[Pointing]
Scottie: We stood there and I kissed her for the last time, and she said, 'If you lose me you'll know that I loved you and wanted to keep on loving you.' And I said, 'I won't lose you.' But I did.
[pause]
Scottie: And then she turned and ran into the church. I tried to follow, but it was too late.

Scottie: One final thing I have to do... and then I'll be free of the past.

Midge: You want to know something? I don't think Mozart's going to help at all.

Nun: God, have mercy.
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