MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE

THE RERELEASE OF VERTIGO REVEALS THE HOPELESSNESS OF MODERN ROMANCE

This is the progress of romance in the past 40 years: one starts out loving an idealized image of a mate (see Vertigo) and winds up loving oneself (see Seinfeld).

One can in fact see Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, since it is being rereleased in a new, clean print in eight cities. There are several scary scenes in the movie, but none as terrifying as when Kim Novak presents her remade self to Jimmy Stewart. She is dressed in a gray suit and a white blouse, and her hair is done up in a seascape of blond waves. Stewart has wholly recreated...

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