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Between 2 Deaths2006

  • 3.5
Cross-dissolves become the stuff of séance in this uncanny contemplation of Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO. Expertly matching the film's San Francisco locations and camera positions, Wago Kreider visits a second layer of absence upon Hitchcock's already haunting masterpiece.

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Movies are a kind of time travel we can experience. Case in point: 1950's San Francisco seen in Hitchcock's "Vertigo," a place that still exists, and yet it doesn't This is the alluring thing about this film. It's a strange and wonderful experiment in space, time and perception that crosses boundaries, exploring places as they exist in reality and how they exist in our memories.

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Movies are a kind of time travel we can experience. Case in point: 1950's San Francisco seen in Hitchcock's "Vertigo," a place that still exists, and yet it doesn't This is the alluring thing about this film. It's a strange and wonderful experiment in space, time and perception that crosses boundaries, exploring places as they exist in reality and how they exist in our memories.

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What I like so much about this is that the "real" locations remind us all the more that a film takes place nowhere real at all. The camera tries to hold a shot of the "actual" location for a moment, but the cinematic ghosts populate it, transcend it, and dominate it. Once on film (whether Vertigo or this one), its distance from the real world is, appropriately, vast.

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I am new to Fandor; and LOVE IT. I used to work in San Francisco for years, that is the only reason i watched Between 2 Deaths; however, i like its ghostly atmosphere. Great.

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Like watching Vertigo on acid.

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not that interesting. more trickery than really bringing anything out about the film.

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Mesmerizing and enchanting. I was captivated by the Hitchcockian use of the same space. It prolongs a meditation on Vertigo. As that exercise, I enjoyed it. Ultimately, it is a bit austere and pointless, an altogether masturbatory nostalgia.

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I am rather favorable to the idea of Jimmy Stewart's ghost haunting his old film locations.

Between 2 Deaths wasn't bad. Spooky, kind of like the movie. There was a fear of death in Vertigo and questions about disappearance as the female lead, Kim Novak, disappears and James Stewart goes looking for her.

visually beautiful and haunting... not sure if it ads to Vertigo or not...

Wonderfully eerie, like seeing ghosts. Fascinating to compare what was there then to what is there now, as well. (The historian in me was fascinated.)