I saw Alfred Hitchcock 'Vertigo', 1958 in Mumbai at New Empire or Excelsior during 1984-87. I immediately fell in love with it. I liked its haunting quality most.
Without reading anything about it, I knew it was a great film. But I did not know three things about it:
… that it was perhaps the greatest film ever made,
...that it had come back into circulation only in 1983, and
...that Kim Novak wears no brassiere in the film.
I also did not know that one of the greatest graphic novel too is also named 'Vertigo', 1937 by Lynd Ward.
Maria Popova writes about the novel:
" His last graphic novel, Vertigo (1937), was an absolute masterpiece, a pinnacle of this unique art of contrast, of light and darkness, both literally and metaphorically.
Brimming with powerful Depression-era images, it is also ironically relevant today, illustrating this same urgency unrest in the context of our contemporary economic downturn.."
Ward explained why the title "Vertigo":
"(It) was meant to suggest that the illogic of what we saw happening all around us in the thirties was enough to send the mind spinning through space and the emotions hurtling from great hope to the depths of despair."
Vertigo tells the story of three characters: The Girl, The Boy and An Elderly Gentleman...The Girl has a dream of becoming a concert violinist...
When I read the above in September 2013, I said this must be one of the rare examples where two of the very best in their respective fields are called "Vertigo".