The Lincoln Theatre presents Vertigo as part of our Spectacular, Spectacular Visually Stunning Film Series. Dismissed when first released, later heralded as one of director Alfred Hitchcock's finest films (and, according to Hitchcock, his most personal one), this adaptation of the French novel D'entre les Morts by Geoffrey Sainsbury weaves an intricate web of obsession and deceit. It opens as Scottie Ferguson realizes he has vertigo, a condition resulting in a fear of heights, when a police officer is killed trying to rescue him from falling off a building. Scottie then retires from his position as a private investigator, only to be lured into another case by his old college friend, Gavin Elster. Elster's wife, Madeleine, has been possessed by a spirit, and Elster wants Scottie to follow her. He hesitantly agrees, and thus begins the film's wordless montage as Scottie follows the beautiful yet enigmatic Madeleine through 1950s San Francisco (accompanied by Bernard Herrmann's hypnotic score). More information is available at lincolntheatre.org or by calling the Lincoln Theatre Box Office at 360-336-8955.