Initial thoughts about Vertigo are great. I am actually super impressed with the movie. I was not expecting this from a 1954 movie. This has easily earned a top 3 stop on my all time favorite movies. The plot and the twists really just make someone’s jaw drop. I literally sat their with my doritos half chewed in my mouth and stopped right there.
I liked the music that went along with the movie. All the scenes had their own music to go along with it. For example, the scene’s where Scotty was spying on Madeline, the music was spy/suspicious music. The overall plot was pretty modern with old time elements added into it. Near the end when it turned out Gavin set the whole thing up, that there was my favorite scene. The way that everything was set up before that took place was just perfect. There were literally no flaws beside the fact that the one chick fell in love with Scotty. Also the fact that their was a love triangle. A lot of times it is between 2 guys and 1 girl but this movie did it different. EDIT: Just finished and this ending is extremely great for a 1958 movie. Scotty finally figured everything out and Judy killing herself because of trying to run from the nun. Ah Nuns, they never get old.
The only thing I didn’t like was some of the scenes where it went literally 3 minutes without any dialogue, there should have been some inner thought dialogue or even him whispering to himself. That really took some of the effect out of the movie.
To make this suitable for a modern audience, I would first off add color, lots of color. Also since Madeline is well of, maybe I would throw in a Aston Martin or even a Maserati for effect. I would also add comedy and this movie would probably be R rated. Mostly because of the curse words I would add. There would be some character to camera talking involved, like in Deadpool. Modern audiences would find the scenes with no dialogue for a while very boring. I would add some inner thoughts and a extended plot. Their would also be blood for when Madeline goes splat. That’s like a need in today’s movies. There is not much this movie lacks.