Cast and credits
The 70mm Newsletter
by: Thomas Hauerslev, based on Universal Pictures press
||Issue 48 - March 1997
Vertigo. Danish title: En Kvinde Skygges. Filmed in:
Horisontal 35mm, 8 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal
cinematography filmed in: VistaVision. Presentation format: 70mm
and 6-track DTS digital sound. Aspect ratio: 1,85:1. Country of
origin: USA. Year of production: 1958. Released by:
Universal Pictures. World premiere (Release date): October 4, 1996 (Zeigfield
Theatre, New York City). Public release: Friday October 5, 1996 (New
York). Wednesday October 16, 1996 (GCC Avco, Westwood, Los Angeles).
Danish premiere: 04.01.1960 - 17.01.1960 (Saga, Copenhagen).
Producer: Alfred Hitchcock. Director: Alfred Hitchcock.
Screenplay: Alec Coppel and Samuel Taylor. Director of photography:
Robert Burks, A.S.C. Film editor: George Tomasini, A.C.E. Music:
Bernard Herrmann. Sound recording: Harold Lewis, Winston Leverett.
Art direction: Hal Pereira, Henry Bumstead. Set decorator: Sam
Comer, Frank McKelvy. Costumes: Edit Head. Cast (role): James
Stewart (John Ferguson ("Scottie"), Kim Novak (Madeleine Elster/Judy
Barton), Barbara Bel Geddes (Midge Wood), Tom Helmore (Gavin Elster), Henry
Jones (The Coroner), Raymond Bailey (The Doctor), Ellen Corby (Manager of
the McKittrick Hotel), Konstantin Shayne (Pop Liebl), Lee Patrick (Older
Mistaken Identity), Paul Bryar (Det. Captain Hansen), Margaret Brayton
(Saleswoman), William Remick (Jury Foreman), Julian Petruzzi (Flower
Vendor), Sara Taft (Nun), Fred Graham (Policeman), Mollie Dodd (Beauty
Operator), Don Giovanni (Salesman), Roxann Delmar (Model), Bruno Santini
(Waiter), Doris Simmons (Middle aged mistaken identity), Rolando Gotti
(Maitre d'), Carlo Dotto (Bartender), Ed Stevlingson (Attorney), Joanne
Genthon (Girl in portrait), Nina Shipman (Young mistaken identity), Polly
Burson (Stunt double for Kim Novak) Bess Flowers & Forbes Murray (Customers
at Ernie's), Alfred Hitchcock (Man outside shipyard).
Herbert Coleman. Assistant to the producer: Peggy Robertson.
Assistant director: Daniel McCauley. Based upon the novel "D'Entre
Morts"/"From Amongst the Dead" by: Pierre Boileau and Thomas
Narcejac. Camera system: Vista Vison - Motion Picture High Fidelity.
Technicolor color consultant: Richard Mueller. Optical effects:
Paul Lerpae, A.S.C. Operative cameraman: Leonard J South, A.S.C.
Second unit cinematographers: William N Williams, A.S.C., Irmin Roberts,
A.S.C., Loyal Griggs A.S.C., Wallace Kelley A.S.C. Special photographic
effects: John P Fulton, A.S.C. Process photography: Farciot
Edouart, A.S.C, Wallace Kelley, A.S.C. Second unit operators: Buddy
Weiler, Kyme Meade, Fred Kaiffer. Second unit directors: Herbert
Coleman, John P Fulton, Daniel McCauley. Locations: Paramount Studios
and in and around San Francisco. Music conductor: Muir Mathieson.
Music recorded: In London (3-track stereo), in Vienna (Mono).
Soundmixer: George Dutton (Paramount Studio Sound Department).
Recording system: Westrex Recording. Make-up supervision: Wally
Westmore, S.M.A. Hair style supervision: Nellie Manley, C.H.S.
Titles: Saul Bass. Special sequence: John Ferren. Original
soundtrack on: Varese Sarabande CDs and cassettes. Color by:
Technicolor. Running time: 120 minutes. Distributor: Universal
Pictures (USA), United International Pictures (Outside USA). Danish
distributor: United International Pictures. MPAA censur: PG.
Academy Awards incl nominations: Best sound and Best Art direction.
in 70mm reading:
Restoration of "Vertigo"
Vertigo in 70mm DTS
70mm film frame from "Vertigo". Universal Press, 1996.
Restored by: Robert A Harris.
Restoration produced by: James C Katz. Restoration assistant:
Joanne Lawson. Restoration & Research Assistant: Marlene Noble.
VistaVision Intermediates & Protection masters: YCM Laboratories.
VistaVision to 65mm opticals: Pacific Title. Executive in charge of
production: Philip J feiner. Photo-Chemical supervisor: Chris
Bushman. Optical cameraman: Mike Glickman. Production executive:
Ken D Smith. Supervision sound editor: Richard Legrand, Jr. Sound
designer: Harry Snodgrass. Sound editors: Bill Hooper, Bob
McNabb, Walter Spencer, William Jacobs. Assistant sound editors:
Samuel Webb. Re-recording mixers: Michael Casper, Daniel J Leahy.
Recordist: Charlie Ajar, Jr. Foley mixer: Albert Romero. Foley
artists: Sharon Michaels, Laura Macias. Restoration sound editing and
re-recording at: Universal Studios Sound Facility "The Hitchcock
Theatre". DTS post production manager: Robert Heiser. DTS
theatre services engineer: Mike B Smith. Theatre sales manager:
Walter Browski (DTS). Negative cutting: Sharon McGeeney (Superior
Film Service, Inc). 70mm prints by: DeLuxe Laboratories. Color
timer: Bill Pine. VistaVision dailies projector provided by:
Boston Light and Sound. Film element inspection by: Pro-tek Film
Preservation Vaults. Restoration produced on: Eastman Kodak 65mm
Motion Pictures Film. Sound system: Digital Theatre Systems.
Special thanks to: Tom Pollock, Lew Wasserman, Martin Scorsese, Patricia
Hitchcock O'Connell, Robert J O'Neil, Michael Hickey, Michael Hyatt, The
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Film Archive, The Academy of
Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library, Sunset Marquis
Hotel & Villas, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios Sound Restoration
Department & Panavision. We would like to thank those members of the
original production of "Vertigo" who were helpful in this
restoration: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Henry Jones,
Henry Bumstead, Herbert Coleman, C.O. "Doc" Erickson, Peggy Robertson,
Leonard South, Herb Steinberg, Samuel & Suzanne Taylor & June Van Dyke.
Universal Pictures gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their
generous contributions toward the restoration of "Vertigo":
Official Preservation Partner: Chival Regal. Preservation sponsors:
American Movie Classics, Digital Theatre Systems L.P., Entertainment Weekly
Magazine & Four Seasons Hotel. Various: Originally released in March
1958 by Paramount Pictures. Restoration cost more than 1 million USD and
took two years. 13-minute test reel shown in San Francisco in April 1996.
Further reading reference: "Vertigo" takes restoration
to new heights (Los Angeles Times June 16, 1996). Hitchcock’s
Acrophobic Vision (American Cinematographer November 1996). Vertigo
Restored To Dizzying Splendor (American Cinematographer November 1996).
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