Vertigo (1958) – Matisse Restaurant


Part 2: Vertigo – Matisse-red & Cobalt-green

Art Direction Harry Bumstead & Hal Pereira / Costume Design Edith Head / Cinematography Robert Burks / Editing George Tomasini / Production Herbert Coleman / Direction Alfred Hitchcock

James Stewart & Kim Novak

“There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.. there must result a living harmony of colours, a harmony analogous to that of a musical composition.. a picture must possess a real power to generate light. I simply put down colours which render my sensation. Slowly I discovered the secret of my art. It consists of a meditation on nature, on the expression of a dream which is always inspired by reality.”

HENRY MATISSE (1869-1954)




‘To make a great film you need three things – the script, the script and the script.. but, if it’s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.’ ~ALFRED HITCHCOCK~



“Here I was born, and there I died. It was only a moment for you; you took no notice.”