Vertigo Effect

A Visual Film Essay


A clue to the cover film of LWLies issue 55, out 4 Sept, 2014.

Can you guess?


'Now I see this clearly. My whole life is pointed in one direction. There never has been a choice for me.'

Taxi Driver (1976)

Cary Grant’s hair and makeup test for North by Northwest (1959). The card reads “HAIR MUSSED + DRUNK”.

(Source: gregorypecks, via the-dark-city)


View of the The Shining’s Overlook Hotel facade built on the backlot of Elstree Studios.

The large grey building on the left is Stage 5, which housed the Gold Room set, as well as the Torrance family’s Boulder Apartment set.

The brick building in the mid-ground contained the Overlook’s Kitchen set, while in the far background, Stage 3 and Stage 4 can be seen, which contained the enormous Colorado Lounge set and the Hotel Lobby set.

(photo courtesy Prop Store)

Fixed. theme by Andrew McCarthy